Assembling the Dead, Gathering the Living: Radiocarbon Dating and Bayesian Modelling for Copper Age Valencina de la Concepción (Seville, Spain)

@article{GarcaSanjun2018AssemblingTD,
  title={Assembling the Dead, Gathering the Living: Radiocarbon Dating and Bayesian Modelling for Copper Age Valencina de la Concepci{\'o}n (Seville, Spain)},
  author={Leonardo Garc{\'i}a Sanju{\'a}n and Juan Manuel Vargas Jim{\'e}nez and Luis Miguel C{\'a}ceres Puro and Manuel Eleazar Costa Caram{\'e} and Marta D{\'i}az-Guardamino Uribe and Marta D{\'i}az-Zorita Bonilla and {\'A}lvaro Fern{\'a}ndez Flores and V{\'i}ctor Hurtado P{\'e}rez and Pedro M. L{\'o}pez Aldana and Elena M{\'e}ndez Izquierdo and Ana Pajuelo Pando and Joaqu{\'i}n Rodr{\'i}guez Vidal and David W. Wheatley and Christopher Bronk Ramsey and Antonio Delgado-Huertas and Elaine Dunbar and Adri{\'a}n Mora Gonz{\'a}lez and Alex Bayliss and Nancy Beavan and Derek Hamilton and Alasdair Whittle},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  year={2018},
  volume={31},
  pages={179 - 313}
}
The great site of Valencina de la Concepción, near Seville in the lower Guadalquivir valley of southwest Spain, is presented in the context of debate about the nature of Copper Age society in southern Iberia as a whole. Many aspects of the layout, use, character and development of Valencina remain unclear, just as there are major unresolved questions about the kind of society represented there and in southern Iberia, from the late fourth to the late third millennium cal BC. This paper discusses… Expand
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