Excavations 2018

This is a temporary blog for presenting the excavations of 2018 at Perdigões. Posts from 2011 to 2017 are still available.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

045 – Burned bones in pit 40


They are thousands. This amount of bags full of those cremated bones gives a good image of the density of fragments of cremated human bones collected in five days of excavation in pit 40..

An incredible context that reveals the importance of cremation as a funerary procedure in middle 3rd millennium BC. And there are a lot more there, to be excavated in the next few weeks.

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