Cemetery or sacrifice? Infant burials at the Carthage Tophet

  title={Cemetery or sacrifice? Infant burials at the Carthage Tophet},
  author={Paolo Xella and Josephine Crawley Quinn and Valentina Melchiorri and Peter van Dommelen},
  pages={1199 - 1207}
Even if the foundation, rise and eventual demise of Carthage and its overseas territories in the West Mediterranean occurred in much the same space and time as the glory days of Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greece and Rome, there is no doubt that the Phoenicians and their Punic successors (to use the conventional terms) have rarely been regarded as fully signed-up members of the ancient world. Reduced to walk-on cameos as skilled silversmiths, agricultural experts, shrewd traders or… 
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