Pronkjewails in verre oorden: Gronings onderzoek naar de dood in het oostelijk Middellandse Zeegebied

Translated title of the contribution: Pronkjewails in distant places: Mortuary studies in the eastern Mediterranean by the GIA

Sofia Voutsaki, Tamara Dijkstra, Olivia Jones, Lidewijde de Jong, Vana Kalenderian, Paula Kalkman, Eleni Milka, Eleni Panagiotopoulou, Iris Rom, Caroline van Toor, Paraskevi Tritsaroli, Fani Tsempera, Chryssa Vergidou

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The Greek Archaeology research group of the GIA specializes in mortuary archaeology, studying sites in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East that date from the Bronze Age through to the Late Roman period. Our methodology includes theoretical approaches; cemetery excavations; the analysis of legacy data; studies of grave architecture, tombstones and grave goods; osteological analyses; digitization of datasets and digital applications; and DNA analysis, as well as isotopic and biomolecular studies, and we are focused on performing integrated studies with thorough contextual analyses. Our central question is how people dealt with death and what their funerary remains tell us about their lives and their world. Together with our local and international network of researchers and laboratories, our staff and students aim to perform innovative research, reach out to the public, and provide diverse perspectives on life and death in the ancient eastern Mediterranean.
Translated title of the contributionPronkjewails in distant places: Mortuary studies in the eastern Mediterranean by the GIA
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2021


  • archaeology
  • Classical archaeology
  • Greek archaeology
  • mortuary archaeology
  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • Roman archaeology
  • Helenistic archaeology
  • mortuary practices

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