Postmortem violence? Identifying and interpreting postmortem disturbance in Mongolia.

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dc.contributor.author Littleton, Judith en
dc.contributor.author Frohlich, B en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-03T00:32:50Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation Landscapes of Violence 2(2):4 pages 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 1947-508X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38423 en
dc.description.abstract Deliberate violence to remains can be inflicted post-mortem but archaeologically distinguishing the source of disturbance is hard enough while interpreting motive may be impossible. We present the results of excavation of 37 Bronze Age mounds, northernMongolia. Based on detailed analysis of burial structure, patterns of articulation, damage to elements and movement of bones within and outside the burial space, we argue there is evidence of human activity distinguishable from that of animals. Alternative hypotheses of disturbance incidental to robbery versus intentional post-mortem violence are evaluated in the context of the graves themselves, the archaeological context and ethnographic studies. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Landscapes of Violence en
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dc.title Postmortem violence? Identifying and interpreting postmortem disturbance in Mongolia. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.7275/R55Q4T17 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.volume 2 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.author-url http://scholarworks.umass.edu/lov/vol2/iss2/7/ en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 648603 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Anthropology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-14 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2012 en


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