Midlife changes: the Sopot burial ground at Alsónyék



Oross K, Osztás A, Marton T, Köhler K, Gábor Ódor J, Szécsényi-Nagy A, Bánffy E, Alt KW, Bronk Ramsey C, Kromer B, Bayliss A, Hamilton D & Whittle A (2016) Midlife changes: the Sopot burial ground at Alsónyék. Bericht der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission, 94, pp. 151-178.

Archaeological research on the Neolithic of western Hungary started on sites of the Linearbandkeramik (LBK) and Lengyel cultures in the late nineteenth century. The existence of assemblages of the Starčevo culture, representing the earliest Neolithic of Transdanubia, became known much later, in the 1970s. In the late 1960s, a close connection began to be recognised between some previously discovered grave assemblages in western Hungary and what was then called the Sopot-Lengyel (SopotskoLenđelska) culture in the Slavonian region of eastern Croatia; this was later labelled as the Sopot culture. However, the full integration of this material into the regional framework of the Neolithic was not without difficulties.

Hungary; south-east Transdanubia; Tolnai Sárköz region; Neolithic; Sopot culture; ditch system; burial ground; transition to fifth millennium cal BC

Bericht der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission: Volume 94

Publication date31/12/2016
Publication date online2016
Date accepted by journal13/03/2016
PublisherHenrich Editionen for Römisch-Germanischen Kommission

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Professor Alexandra Bayliss

Professor Alexandra Bayliss

Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences