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dc.contributor.authorVílchez Suárez, Miriam
dc.contributor.authorAranda Jiménez, Gonzalo 
dc.contributor.authorDíaz‑Zorita Bonilla, Marta
dc.contributor.authorRobles Carrasco, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Romero, Margarita 
dc.contributor.authorMilesi García, Lara Bibiana
dc.contributor.authorEsquivel Sánchez, Francisco Javier
dc.identifier.citationVÍLCHEZ SUÁREZ, M., ARANDA JIMÉNEZ, G., DÍAZ-ZORITA BONILLA, M., ROBLES CARRASCO, S., SÁNCHEZ ROMERO, M., MILESI GARCÍA, L. & ESQUIVEL SÁNCHEZ, F. J. 2023. Burial taphonomy and megalithic ritual practices in Iberia: the Panoría cemetery. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.
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dc.description.abstractOur ability to build precise narratives regarding megalithic funerary rituals largely depends on an accurate understanding of bone assemblage formation. The cemetery of Panoría offers an excellent opportunity for exploring the ritual variability through the study of funerary taphonomy, as four of the nine recently excavated dolmens are remarkably well-preserved. Based on a multi-proxy approach that includes the contextual archaeological features, skeletal preservation and representation indexes, taphonomic processes, and radiocarbon chronology, three main ritual practices can be outlined: (i) primary sequential inhumations followed by the differential in situ decomposition of skeletal remains; (ii) the selective removal of crania and long bones; and (iii) the curation of subadult crania and probably long bones. The use-life of tombs, the intensity of mortuary depositions, and the intentional protection of specific bones appear as key aspects for understanding the variability in bone assemblage formation.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for open access publishing: Universidad de Granada/ CBUAes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Regional Development Fund FEDER–programme–University of Granada (A-HUM- 123-UGR18 and B-HUM-174-UGR20)es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipRegional Government of Andalusia (P18-FR-4123)es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (PID2020-114282 GB-I00)es_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Naturees_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectMegalithic societieses_ES
dc.subjectBurial taphonomyes_ES
dc.subjectFunerary rituales_ES
dc.subjectRadiocarbon chronologyes_ES
dc.subjectIberian Peninsulaes_ES
dc.titleBurial taphonomy and megalithic ritual practices in Iberia: the Panoría cemeteryes_ES

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