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Title: The Construction of Social Structure: Bell Beakers and Trzciniec Complex in North-Eastern Part of Central Europe

Creator:

Makarowicz, Przemysław

Date issued/created:

2003

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 51 (2003)

Publisher:

Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Abstract:

The characteristics of social structures of Bell Beakers and Trzciniec Complex in north-eastern part of Central Europe is presented in the paper. The social life of these groupings was shaped by competition between particular descent-based groups as well as individuals and their families for prestige, status, power and wealth. The key factor setting social behaviour in order and integrating the group was kinship, which was related to the cultural system of spouse selection. The ranking of these communities can be described as moderate (Bell Beakers) and minimal (Trzciniec Complex). Although in the case of northern Beakers (Iwno Culture) it exhibited a tendency to growth, it never reached the level of stratification. The process of emancipation of the individual, which was very advanced in the case of Bell Beakers came to a halt among the communities of Trzciniec Complex. In the later „Trzciniec” structures the processes of depersonalisation of the grave furnishing, deindividualisation and increasing collectivism can be observed

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

51

Start page:

123

End page:

158

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:60056 ; 0079-7138

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P III 149 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 272 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 353 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Activities popularizing science (DUN) ; Ministry of Science and Higher Education

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