L'apport de l'étude taphonomique des restes humains à la connaissance des pratiques funéraires: exemple du site chalcolithique de Ben Shemen (Israël)

Françoise Le Mort, Rivka Rabinovich

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T. - At the Chalcolithic site of Ben Shemen (Israel), J. Perrot and D. Ladiray have documented a series o burials in ossuaries, placed in artificial caves. In order to better understand the complex funerary procedures, the have been examined from a taphonomic point of view. This study is based upon the identification of categories o in the ossuaries and the analysis of the post-mortem modifications exhibited by these bones. This has allowed us methods of de-fleshing the bodies as well as the mode of selecting the bones to be placed in the ossuaries, an reconstruction of the funerary a
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)69-98
Number of pages30
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

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