Vedbaek

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  • Vedbaek
    • Religious key terms.
      • Grave goods (antlers, shells, pillow, swans wing)
      • Purity (white swans wing)
      • Inhumation
      • Funerary ritual
      • Animism
      • Symbolism
      • Sacrifies
      • Ritual feasting (animal remains)
      • Totemism
      • Rites of pasage
    • Comparative arch sites
      • Skateholm, Sweden.
        • Skateholm 1 = 65 burials
        • Skateholm 2 = 22 burials
        • Also used antlers but over legs.
        • There were dog burials.
        • Buried the same but in prone positions, suggests "ghost killings"
      • Dolni Vestonice
        • Bodies covered in red ochre
        • Triple burial
    • Site description
      • Its location is near to the shoreline
      • Most of the bodies are extended and supine.
      • 18 Graves, which contain at least 22 individuals of various ages.
      • Large amount of red ochre sprinkled over the deceased over head or waist
    • Features
      • 20 year old women, newborn baby (boy) placed on a swans wing.
        • boy due to the flint artefact
        • Women has a cushion, ornamented with deer teeth and small shells
      • Grave 18, woman, man & child. Bone in neck of man, Afterlife
    • Artefacts
      • Flint knife and axes in male graves.
      • Women graves had belts and necklaces. adorned with teeth.
      • Red deer antler under woman's head.
      • Animal bones, suggests remains of a meal
      • Old men and young women recovered the greatest number of grave goods.
      • Possible cushion
    • Mesolithic burial site, in Denmark
  • Site description
    • Its location is near to the shoreline
    • Most of the bodies are extended and supine.
    • 18 Graves, which contain at least 22 individuals of various ages.
    • Large amount of red ochre sprinkled over the deceased over head or waist

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