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Human Remains in the Central Area of a Bronze Age Multi-layered Settlement at Boconád-Alatka-puszta

Published February 6, 2020
How to Cite
Farkas, C., Marcsik, A., & Hegyi, A. (2020). Human Remains in the Central Area of a Bronze Age Multi-layered Settlement at Boconád-Alatka-puszta. Dissertationes Archaeologicae, 4, 59-74. https://doi.org/10.17204/dissarch.suppl3.59

Abstract

In 2014, we had the opportunity to study a Bronze Age multilayered settlement at Boconád-Alatka-puszta within the framework of a KEOP project. The site is located in the southern part of Heves County, northeast of Boconád. On the basis of archaeological research, the examined settlement layers can be connected to the Hatvan culture. In the central part of the settlement, surrounded by a ditch, human bones, i.e. fragments of skeletal bones and skulls of a child and an adult were recovered, concentrated in the same area, at the lowerpart of the plowed layer and the gray layer below it. Shell jewellery and a bone tool observed at the level ofthe bones were presumably the remnants of grave goods. It is certain that, taking advantage of the features of the place, the burials might take place after the abandonment of the settlement. Due to the extent of the disturbance, the results of scientific research may give the answer to who buried here and when.