Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the international congress Tumuli and Megaliths in Eurasia was scheduled for 26th-30th of May 2021 in Proença-a-Nova, Portugal.
Although the congress program is already closed (https://tumulieurasia.wixsite.com/home/program), the meeting organization has proposed to welcome a new set of contributions (POSTERS) that can be presented in each of the programmed sessions.
Therefore, we invite master and Ph.D students and other researchers, interested in contributing to a better comprehension of late Neolithic/ Chalcolithic funerary practices and living conditions, to disseminate their research results in session number 6 entitled “New data, new insights: recent developments on funerary practices, gestures, and life of late Neolithic/Chalcolithic communities” and organized by Maria João Neves, Ana Maria Silva, Cristina Tejedor-Rodríguez and Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla.
Those interest in participate, should send a 250-word abstract to email@example.com.
Session 6 abstract:
New data, new insights: recent developments on funerary practices, gestures, and life of late Neolithic/ Chalcolithic communities.
In the past decade many megalithic sites have been excavated and studied in the Iberian Peninsula. Excavations, oriented towards an archaeothanatological exploitation, biological anthropological studies of ancient series housed in museums, genetics and radiocarbon dating of series of individuals deposed in a single or several monuments, have produced a serious amount of data that allow us to look in far more detail to past collective funerary practices.
These approaches also permit to discuss with rigorous data, monuments biography, periods of construction, use, rebuilt and abandonment, thus their biographies.
In this session we aim to gather a set of presentations that reflect the last decade developments regarding funerary practices, gestures and life of late Neolithic/ Chalcolithic collective funerary monuments. Results that come from mobility studies based on isotopic data, and DNA analysis that inlight the past lives of these communities are welcome.