The power of the dead in Neolithic landscapes: an agricultural-celestial metaphor in the funerary tradition of the Funnel Beaker Culture in the Sandomierz Upland

  • Stanislaw Iwaniszewski ENAH-INAH, Mexico City State Archaeological Museum, Warsaw
Keywords: Funnel Beaker Culture, long barrows, Sandomierz Upland, calendar dates, archaeoastronomy

Abstract

FBC earthen long barrows were roughly oriented along the East-West axis, with deviations not exceeding the frame of the solar arc. Also, the Sandomierz Group monuments display this general pattern. The paper brings together archaeoastronomy, landscape archaeology and symbolic archaeology.

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Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
IwaniszewskiS. (2016). The power of the dead in Neolithic landscapes: an agricultural-celestial metaphor in the funerary tradition of the Funnel Beaker Culture in the Sandomierz Upland. Documenta Praehistorica, 43, 429-444. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.43.22
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