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Lecture

Micromorphology of Mycenaean Chamber Tombs

Date
Monday 4 March 2019
Time
Series
GeoArch Leiden
Location
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room
B1.11

During the excavation of a Mycenaean chamber tomb in Boeotia,
Greece, block samples of sediment of the entrance way (dromos)
infill were obtained to investigate the manner in which the tomb
was backfilled and reused through time. The purpose for sampling
the backfill was to better understand the available sediments and
features such as gravel lenses, truncation features and compaction.
In this presentation I describe the observations and interpretations
from the micromorphology slabs and thin sections. The results indicate
that, if the tomb was reopened for burials, the entire entranceway
was cleared out and subsequently backfilled.

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