2008-03Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/23037
Medieval élite burials in eastern Mecklenburg and Pomerania
High status burial remains one of archaeology's most evocative types of site – but it is not always easy to know why they were built, where and when they were. The author describes a group of élite burials that appeared in north Europe in the late eleventh-twelfth century in a historical context that is unusually clear, and proposes the rise of a pagan élite in the face of aggressive Christianisation from the neighbours.
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