Poster Title (Current Submission)

GIS, Taphonomy, and the Mortuary Artificial Cave of Bolores, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Major(s)

Anthropology, Museum Studies

Mentor Name

Joe Alan Artz

Mentor Department

Anthropology

Other Mentor Department

University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

Presentation Date

3-26-2011

Abstract

The Neolithic-Early Bronze Age mortuary artificial cave of Bolores continues to raise many questions for the interdisciplinary team of project archaeologists, osteologists, and geologists. With GIS, artifacts, bones, stratigraphic levels, and rock fall have been recorded to determine how many people were buried at the site, how they were spatially distributed, and what kinds of burial practices were carried out. This poster employs GIS to address the taphonomic processes responsible for the high level of fragmentation of the bones.

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GIS, Taphonomy, and the Mortuary Artificial Cave of Bolores, Torres Vedras, Portugal

The Neolithic-Early Bronze Age mortuary artificial cave of Bolores continues to raise many questions for the interdisciplinary team of project archaeologists, osteologists, and geologists. With GIS, artifacts, bones, stratigraphic levels, and rock fall have been recorded to determine how many people were buried at the site, how they were spatially distributed, and what kinds of burial practices were carried out. This poster employs GIS to address the taphonomic processes responsible for the high level of fragmentation of the bones.