AQA; Archaeology Unit 1 Key Sites

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Vedbaek

  • Mesolithic, 4000BC – Denmark
  • Ertebolle culture
  • More bodies than graves
  • Ochre, flint knives, teeth jewellery, swan wing, antlers
  • Stone on feet – Grave 10
  • Ascribe Status
  • Mother & Infant burial
  • Burial place for the special
  • No definite umber of bodies.
  • Ertebolle = Hunter-Gatherers

Maes Howe:

  • Neolithic chambered cairn & passage graves
  • Orkney Islands 2800 BC
  • Stone, covered in earth to create a dome
  • Mid-Winter solstice
  • Possible built on top of or around a house or previous structures
  • Stone slabs line entrance to chamber
  • Complexity of structure = social elite
  • 100,000 hours of work to build it
  • Connected to the stones of stenness, Ring of Brodgar & Skarra Brae

Hochdorf

  • Iron Age, Celtic burial stie, Germany 530 BC
  • When found, mound had shrunk over

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