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Burials, body parts and bones in the earlier Upper Palaeolithic
Erik Trinkaus, Sandra Sázelová and Jiří Svoboda

The rich earlier Mid Upper Palaeolithic (Pavlovian) sites of Dolní Vĕstonice I and II and Pavlov I (∼32,000–∼30,000 cal BP) in southern Moravia (Czech Republic) have yielded a series of human burials, isolated pairs of extremities and isolated bones and teeth. The burials occurred within and adjacent to the remains of structures (‘huts’), among domestic debris. Two of them were adjacent to mammoth bone dumps, but none of them was directly associated with areas of apparent discard (or garbage). The isolated pairs and bones/teeth were haphazardly scattered through the occupation areas, many of them mixed with the small to medium-sized faunal remains, from which many were identified post-excavation. It is therefore difficult to establish a pattern of disposal of the human remains with respect to the abundant evidence for site structure at these Upper Palaeolithic sites. At the same time, each form of human preservation raises questions about the differential mortuary behaviours, and hence social dynamics, of these foraging populations and how we interpret them through an archaeological lens.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
The permeable clusters of Hanna Rydh
Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh

.indd 158 03/12/2019 08:56 When the modern was too new159 Returning home, Hanna used her experiences in French Palaeolithic scholarship to write a book about the archaeology of the Upper Palaeolithic, attributed to the genre of popular science. However, it was also read in professional circles, and for many decades it was the only book in Swedish about Palaeolithic cave art written by a professional scholar (Rydh, 1926a). The East Asian connections In the years following Schnittger’s death, Hanna Rydh spent much of her time finishing some of his archaeological

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