Protohistoric tumular necropolis in southern Catalonia: The example of Sebes (Flix, Tarragona)

Maria Carme Belarte, Assumpció Malgosa, Jaume Noguera, Pau Olmos, Giampaolo Piga

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Abstract

We present the results of recent research in the Early Iron Age necropolis of Sebes (Flix, Tarragona). They include the delimitation of the necropolis surface and its duration, the analysis of the funerary rituals as well as the social structure of its population through the use of interdisciplinary methods and techniques (anthropology, radiocarbon dating, geophysical surv'). The coexistence of tumuli and urns as well as the association of structures in two areas is confirmed. On this basis we aim to improve our knowledge of the cremation necropolis in a territory where different burial traditions were in contact. Unpublished data coming from the anthropological study of cremated bones and from the radiocarbon dating of these remains are presented. These data, considered within all the information gathered from the necropolis, show that it is closer to the tumular necropolis of the Lleida area than to the burial sites of the Low Aragón and Terra Alta regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-314
JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
Volume70
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Absolute chronology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology of Death
  • Ceramic Typology
  • Cremation necropolis
  • Funerary ritual
  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Lead isotope analysis
  • Lower Ebro river population
  • Phoenician amphora
  • Radiocarbon dating

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