Systematic radiocarbon dating of human remains from the Late Neolithic collective dolmen burial of Oberbipp (Switzerland).

Steuri, Noah; Siebke, Inga; Furtwängler, Anja; Szidat, Sönke; Lösch, Sandra; Hafner, Albert (18 June 2018). Systematic radiocarbon dating of human remains from the Late Neolithic collective dolmen burial of Oberbipp (Switzerland). (Unpublished). In: 23rd International Radiocarbon Conference. Trondheim, Norway. June 17th - 22nd 2018.

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Collective megalithic burials of the Late Neolithic are found in the western parts of Europe between Southern Scandinavia and the Iberian Peninsula, however the discovery of undisturbed sites is extremely rare. The dolmen of Oberbipp is one of the few collective megalithic burial sites including human remains in Switzerland. The site therefore provides a unique opportunity for multidisciplinary research. Morphological analysis indicates, that approximately 40 individuals are buried in the grave chamber. It was not possible archaeologically to determine different occupation periods within the inhumations. Since dolmen graves were often reused over hundreds of years, this question could only be addressed with radiocarbon dating.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Pre- and Early History
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Anthropology

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Steuri, Noah; Siebke, Inga Katharina Elisabeth; Szidat, Sönke; Lösch, Sandra and Hafner, Albert

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry

Language:

English

Submitter:

Albert Hafner-Lafitte

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2018 08:25

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 12:18

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.118537

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118537

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