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A sixth-millennium BC burial pit at Uğurlu on the island of Gökçeada

  • Başak Boz (a1) and Burçin Erdoğu (a2)

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The discovery of a burial pit at Uğurlu on the Aegean island of Gökçeada, in which bodies were deposited one on top of another, raises questions about whether this apparently careless discarding of the dead was local burial custom or a ceremonial ritual.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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