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Wild carnivore and wild bird deposits in an agro-pastoral community during the Bronze Age : Can Roqueta II (northeast Iberian Peninsula)
Albizuri, Silvia (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament de Prehistòria, Història Antiga i Arqueologia)
Maroto, Julià (Universitat de Girona. Departament d'Història i Història de l'Art)
Nadal Lorenzo, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Prehistòria)
Majó, Tona (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Sánchez Marco, Antonio (Archaeologist and draftsman (Sabadell))
Carlús, Xavier (Museu de Sant Cugat)
Rodríguez, Alba (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Prehistòria)
Palomo, Antoni (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament de Prehistòria, Història Antiga i Arqueologia)

Date: 2015
Abstract: The results of analyses of wild animals in various funerary structures from Sector II of Can Roqueta (Early-Middle Bronze Age) in Catalonia are presented in this article. In general, animal deposits in a funerary context provide an approach to the study of ritual activity and beliefs, especially in agro-pastoral communities where domestic animals are the basic elements of subsistence and the creation of resources. In this case, taxonomic identification indicates the importance of domestic animals due to their role in the economy, as well as their use in food and symbolic offerings and as a manifestation of the power of the dead. By contrast, a taphonomic study indicates the scarcity of wild animal deposits - six birds and two carnivores - and shows the differential use of these species, which are perhaps more closely related to life symbols or totemic symbols.
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Early-Middle Bronze Age ; Funerary structures ; Wild animal offerings ; Social and ritual complexity
Published in: Munibe Antropologia-Arkeologia, Issue 66 (2015) , p. 163-184, ISSN 2172-4555

DOI: 10.21630/maa.2015.66.09


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