Los enterramientos en cista en el Pirineo occidentalarquitectura, cronología, ritual y caracterización de los inhumados en la Sierra de Aralar (Gipuzkoa)

  1. José Antonio Mujika Alustiza
  2. José Miguel Edeso Fito
  3. Ane Lopetegi-Galarraga
  4. Erik Arevalo-Muñoz
  5. Daniel Ruiz-Gonzalez
  6. Miriam Baeta
  7. Carolina Núñez
  8. Leire Palencia-Madrid
  9. Idoia Goikoetxea-Zabaleta
  10. Monica Ruíz-Alonso
  11. Sebastián Pérez-Díaz
  12. Lartaun Perez-Lopez
  13. Teresa Fernández-Crespo
  14. Marian M. de Pancorbo
Kobie. Paleoantropología

ISSN: 0214-7971

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 36

Pages: 57-73

Type: Article

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The cist burial phenomenon is little known in the Western Pyrenees. The cists of Ondarre and Arraztarangaña (Aralar) have a small chamber, and the latter, in addition, a small mound. The radiocarbon dates obtained place their construction during the Early Bronze Age. These structures were hypothetically conceived to bury a high status individual but their eventual reuse is observed throughout the 2nd millennium cal BC. The MNI estimated is 4 and 5 respectively, including both adult and juvenile individuals. The study of mitochondrial DNA from 2 individuals of each tomb indicates no matrilineal kinship. Grave goods are poor; they mainly consist of pottery sherds and a possible bone pendant decorated with incised dots in Ondarre.