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Mass cannibalism in the Linear Pottery Culture at Herxheim (Palatinate, Germany)

Abstract : The Early Neolithic central place at Herxheim is defined by a perimeter of elongated pits containing fragments of human bone, together with pottery imported from areas several hundred kilometres distant. This article offers a context for the centre, advancing strong evidence that the site was dedicated to ritual activities in which cannibalism played an important part
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Bruno Boulestin, Zeeb-Lanz Andrea, Christian Jeunesse, Haack Fabian, Marie Arbogast Rose, et al.. Mass cannibalism in the Linear Pottery Culture at Herxheim (Palatinate, Germany). Antiquity, Antiquity Publications/Cambridge University Press, 2009, 83, pp.968_982. ⟨halshs-00446157⟩



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