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An Early Epipalaeolithic sitting burial from the Azraq Oasis, Jordan

  • T. Richter (a1), Jay T. Stock (a1), L. Maher (a1) and C. Hebron (a2)
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Detailed analysis of the anatomy and taphonomic process of a burial in Jordan shows that the body was originally bound in a sitting position and placed in marshland, where it collapsed into the splayed tableau eventually recovered by excavation. The authors succeed in reconstructing a burial rite from one of the most elusive of mortuary phases: the Early Epipalaeolithic in south-west Asia.

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