Late Iron Age Burials in the Middle Rhine-Moselle Region: Aristocratic Graves and Local Communities

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Abstract

The Middle Rhine-Moselle region has one of the most important burial inventories – both in quantity and quality – of Iron Age Europe.In the Late La Tène period, this includes isolated aristocratic burials, elite cemeteries and large community necropoleis with dozens or even hundreds of graves. The present paper provides an overview of this rich funerary evidence,analysing both elite graves such as those of Clemency and Goeblingen-Nospelt,and large cemeteries such as Wederath, Horath, Hoppstädten-Weiersbach,Lamadelaine and Feulen. Among the aspects considered are vertical and horizontal status differences, ancestor worship, wine consumption, and the transition between the Late Iron Age and the Gallo-Roman period.
Translated title of the contributionLate Iron Age Burials in the Middle Rhine-Moselle Region: Aristocratic Graves and Local Communities
Original languageOther
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Colloquium of Funerary Archaeology
Subtitle of host publicationFunerary Practices at the Thracians and the Celts in the Second Iron Age, Alun, Hunedoara County 11th-14th May 2017
EditorsValeriu Sirbu
Pages89-145
VolumeXXIII
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameIstros
ISSN (Print)1453-6943

Keywords

  • Late Iron Age
  • mortuary archaeology
  • Middle Rhine-Moselle Region
  • aristocratic burials
  • local communities

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