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The death of infants in Early Iron Age Cyprus. A jar burial from Kition-Bamboula

Abstract : During recent excavations of the French Archaeological Mission at Kition-Bamboula, in modern day Larnaka, Cyprus, an infant jar burial was discovered. It was found under a floor layer in a domestic context, and is dated to the beginning of the Late Cypriot IIIB period (end of the 12th– early 11th century BC). This jar burial is part of a series which seems to be attested, at least in the present state of documentation, only in eastern Cyprus (Enkomi, Salamis and, on a lesser scale, Kition) during a period that spans the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age. The Kition-Bamboula jar burial is notable for its wealth (jewellery, vase offerings, and food deposit). This article proposes a detailed and multidisciplinary study of the burial, as well as a comprehensive consideration of the treatment of infants’ dead bodies in Early Iron Age Cyprus.
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Sabine Fourrier, Anna Georgiadou, Bérénice Chamel, Nathalia Denninger, Armelle Gardeisen, et al.. The death of infants in Early Iron Age Cyprus. A jar burial from Kition-Bamboula. Opuscula. Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, 2021, 14, pp.281-304. ⟨10.30549/opathrom-14-13⟩. ⟨hal-03433017⟩



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