Late Helladic simple graves: a study of Mycenaean burial customs
The non-monumental, 'simple' graves of the Mycenaean world have not been widely studied or discussed in the literature on the Aegean Bronze Age. In this study, Kazimierz Lewartowski focuses on these 'simple' graves, producing a catalogue of more than 1200 examples and discussing various aspects of their nature, design, location and contents in a statistical and descriptive way. The graves are discussed in terms of the different types (construction, context, chronology and topography), the nature of the deceased (age, sex, posture, orientation), the grave assemblages found within the burials, and the customs, beliefs, symbolism and ceremonies associated with the burials.
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A.Stephanos ADU G adults Aegean analysis archaeology Argolid Athens Athens:Agora Athens:Kerameikos Attica BEAD_GL BEAD_ST beads bits bones Bronze Age burial customs buried buttons Cavanagh & Mee cemeteries chamber tombs chronology cist graves contexts covered crouched dead deceased Dickinson EMyc EMyc-HMyc Excavations extended extramural FIBULE figurines FING_BR finger-rings flexed FMyc FMyc-SMyc graves containing Greece HMyc Iakovidis 1969a IIIB Immerwahr 1971 intramural graves Ints Iolkos jewellery Kerameikos Kirrha known Kreiker & KUbler Laffineur Lefkandi LH IIIC Messenia Mycenae Mycenaean Greece Mycenaean period Mylonas Nea Ionia number of graves O.tX PD_CUP pebble Perati phases pit graves pit-cave pit-shaft Popham posture pottery PPJUG PS_APHSK PS_LEKYT PSJARST Pylos semi shaft graves SHERD simple graves skeletons slab cist SMyc status index stones supine Table Taylour Thessaly Tiryns types of grave vases vessels weapons