B A B E S C H Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology

Jeffrey A. Becker & Jessica Nowlin
Orientalizing Infant Burials from Gabii, Italy

In recent decades data provided by funerary archaeology has revolutionized our understanding of the proto-urban landscapes of Latium in the early Iron Age. The data that provide a compelling argument for the emergence of fixed systems of social hierarchy contribute greatly to the study of the first wave of urbanism that transformed the Italian peninsula. The discovery in 2009 of two elite infant burials in the Latin city of Gabii contributes to this narrative, as these sub-adults were interred with grave goods that attest to the presence of a system of inherited social rank and thus provide important testimony about Gabii in the Orientalizing period. The funerary data presented here holds the potential of eventually being contextualized alongside settlement data from Gabii.

Article in volume 86, 2011, pages 27-39

The other articles in volume 86, 2011

Mary B. Moore
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Alexandra Alexandridou
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Charlotte R. Potts
The Development and Architectural Significance of Early Etrusco-Italic Podiaview the abstract

Boutheina Maraoui Telmini
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Dimitri van Limbergen
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