Eight human skulls in a dung heap and more: Ritual practice in the terp region of the northern Netherlands, 600 BC - AD 300Nieuwhof, A., 2015, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 442 p.
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This framework is then applied in a specific archaeological case study: the coastal area of the northern Netherlands, a former salt marsh area. People lived here on artificial dwelling mounds, so-called terps. Preservation conditions are excellent in this wetland area. This study makes use of the well-preserved remains of rituals in terps, in particular the terps of Englum and Ezinge, to examine the role of ritual practice in the societies of the pre-Roman and Roman Iron Age in this area. One of the conclusions is that human remains played an important part in ritual practice. Therefore, an important part of this study is devoted to the variable mortuary rituals that were practiced here.
The large number of finds, especially from Ezinge, makes it possible to trace changes in ritual practice, in relation to changes in the habitation history and the social organization throughout the research period.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||[Groningen]|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Eight human skulls in a dung heap and more: Ritual practice in the terp region of the northern Netherlands, 600 BC - AD 300Nieuwhof, A., 2015, Groningen: Barkhuis Publishing & Groningen University Library. 447 p.
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