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Kinship Studies in Skeletal Remains — Concepts and Examples

  • Kurt W. Alt
  • Werner Vach

Abstract

Cultural, technological and economic changes in prehistoric times are determined primarily by ecological and sociological parameters. In order to understand such processes, knowledge of both population and social structures is essential. The importance and function of social structures, the origins of social stratification and the development and change of social organization are concerns of fundamental importance in this context (Friedman and Rowlands 1978; Steuer 1982; Renfrew 1984).

Keywords

Burial Site Mass Grave Kinship Analysis Random Condition Skeletal Remains 
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  • Werner Vach

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