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The cist of Praia da Rola (Mugueimes, Ourense, Iberian Peninsula)
  1  , Maria Pilar Prieto Martinez * , Olalla López Costas * , Pablo Vázquez-Liz, Óscar Lantes-Suárez@
1 : Universidad de Santiago de Compostela  (USC)  -  Site web
Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Praza da Universidade 1. 15782 Santiago de Compostela -  Espagne
* : Auteur correspondant

Cists are stone tombs that are traditionally considered as dating from the Late Bronze Age in Galicia and the NW Iberian Peninsula. However, recently obtained datings for some of them point towards a more extensive chronology. Here we present the results of a general study of the cremation cist of Praia da Rola, in the south of the province of Ourense, one of the few in this region that contains human bone remains. Its chronology indicates that this type of funerary practice continued for a longer period of time. We will also present a study of its architecture and grave goods, a complete beaker, and the cremated bone remains (minimum number of individuals, characterization of these individuals, considering their pathologies, sex, and age, and a reconstruction of the funerary ritual), used to produce the AMS dating. In addition, an X-Ray diffraction analysis was carried out of the mineralogy, and an X-Ray fluorescence analysis of the chemical composition, of a sample from the complete vessel that was found, and nine fragments of rock and sediment found in situ were characterized. The data obtained for this site, which will be included in a wider-ranging contextual study, reveal new aspects in the record for the region, making it necessary to reassess the typology of this type of tomb and its grave goods.

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