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The Role of Kin Relations and Residential Mobility During the Transition from Final Neolithic to Early Bronze Age in Attica, Greece

Abstract This dissertation addresses the role of kinship and residential mobility during the transition from Final Neolithic to Early Bronze Age (ca. 3500 – 2500 BC) in Attica, Greece. It examines descent systems, ancestor formation, and the interplay between biological, social, and spatial structure in mortuary practices. It also evaluates the nature and degree of residential mobility and its potential role in the formation and maintenance of social networks. Archaeological hypotheses on the kin-based structure of formal cemeteries, the familial use of collective tombs, marriage practices and mate exchange, and relocation were tested focusing on the Early Helladic cemetery of Tsepi at Marathon. Tsepi constitutes the earliest formally organized ceme... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Prevedorou, Eleni Anna (Author) / Buikstra, Jane E (Advisor) / Knudson, Kelly J (Committee member) / Stojanowski, Chris M (Committee member) / Fox, Sherry C (Committee member) / Rutter, Jeremy B (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physical anthropology / Archaeology / Aegean / Bioarchaeology / Biodistance / Biogeochemistry / Greece / prehistory
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 498 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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