anthro 2 paper - December 6 2007 Anthro 102 Mortuary 1 What...

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December 6, 2007 Anthro 102 Mortuary 1. What type of Grave goods are associated with the following people a. As one can see from the chart, infants do not have any grave goods associated with their burial. Every burial, belonging to an infant, reveals that there are no associated grave goods, and they are often buried with an older female. This trend could be the result of child birth killing their mother; thus they would share a common grave. burial # se x Age Locatio n Position Grave goods, remarks 2 ? <1 C O no grave goods, buried with #3 5 ? <1 M O no grave goods 8 ? <1 M O no grave goods 10 ? <1 M O no grave goods 12 ? <1 M O no grave goods 14 ? <1 C FF no grave goods, buried with #13 17 ? <1 M O no grave goods 18 ? <1 M O no grave goods 28 ? <1 C FF no grave goods, buried with #27 30 ? <1 M O no grave goods 33 ? <1 C O no grave goods, buried with #34 39 ? <1 M O no grave goods b. The most common grave goods associated with children from the ages of one to fourteen are bone, horn and shell beads. The children seem to have a substantial amount of these goods in their burial site. This could be because these goods are locally available and could be made easily. burial se Age Location Position Grave goods, remarks
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x 1 ? 1 to 5 C FF 38 bone beads, 5 shell beads 6 ? 1 to 5 M O no grave goods 15 ? 1 to 5 C FF 12 bone beads 35 ? 1 to 5 C FF no grave goods 38 ? 1 to 5 C FF 5 horn beads 41 ? 1 to 5 C FF 35 bone beads 46 ? 1 to 5 C FF 77 bone and horn beads 11 ? 6-10 C FF 2 shell beads, 9 bone beads 26 ? 6-10 C FF 14 bone beads 29 ? 6-10 C PF 27 bone beads, small perforated shell disc 16 ? 11 to 15 C FF 52 shell and bone beads 22 ? 11 to 15 C PF flint point, 4 shell beads, 10 bone beads 37 ? 11 to 15 C FF 60 bone beads, 8 horn beads, 4 shell beads c. Adult females seem to be buried with beads much like the children but in much smaller quantities. A major difference that can be found between the women and the children is that the women seem to have copper beads which are not found locally; thus showing more importance and material worth than children. Also, adult women seem to be buried with ceramic bowls and flint knives; this could be possible to start fires and cook food. Women were also found with grinding stones and sickles, this would imply that women worked in the fields and ground up what they harvested. Another interesting item that can be interpreted from the table is the fact that once a female has reached a certain age she seems to acquire a bird figurine, it could be a rite of passage or merely a coincidence. burial
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