Multi-analytical investigation of red pigments recovered from human burials of Vale de Barrancas 1 hypogea

Lucija Soberl*, Merita Dreshaj, Mafalda Costa, Jose Mirao, Christina Barrocas-Dias, Tiago Nunes, Antonio Valera

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk



Cultural and funerary uses of red pigments are frequently discovered in Neolithic and Chalcolithic contexts across the Iberian Peninsula. While ferric pigments (like ochre) usually indicate a locally-obtained raw material, the far less abundant cinnabar (mercury sulfide) can be used as a marker for long-distance exchange networks. Reported uses of cinnabar include metallurgy, medicine, preservative, body painting and ceramic decoration. In this study, a multi-analytical approach was taken to investigate red pigments discovered in funerary and ritual contexts from two Late Neolithic sites in the Alentejo region of Portugal - Vale de Barrancas hypogeum cemetery and the Perdigoes circular enclosure.
Originele taal-2English
TitelVale de Barrancas 1
SubtitelA necrópole de hipogeus do Neolítico
RedacteurenAntónio Carlos Valera, Tiago Nunes
Plaats van productieLisbon
UitgeverijERA Arqueologia S.A.
Aantal pagina's12
ISBN van geprinte versie978-989-98082-7-0
StatusPublished - 2020
Extern gepubliceerdJa

Publicatie series

NaamEra Monográfica
UitgeverijEra-Arqueologia S.A.

Citeer dit