An anatomical and anthropological study of skeletons from pit 189 in the Lusatian culture settlement in Kornice, Racibórz District
by Henryk Głąb 1, Elżbieta Haduch 1, Małgorzata Kołodziej 2
1 – Department of Anthropology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland; 2 – Nature Education Centre, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
In: M. S. Przybyła, K. Dzięgielewski (eds.), Chasing Bronze Age rainbows. Studies on hoards and related phenomena in prehistoric Europe in honour of Wojciech Blajer, Prace Archeologiczne 69, Kraków: Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University / Profil-Archeo, 2019, pp. 133-140.
Abstract: The article is an appendix to Chochorowski 2019, same volume (DOI: 10.33547/PraceArch.69.06). During research excavation at site 33 in Kornice (Racibórz District, Pietrowice Wielkie commune, S Poland), skeletons of two individuals (young female?, and male) were discovered in pit 189. Both individuals were definitely placed in the storage pit (the burial location) before their bodies reached the rigor mortis state. They are probably human sacrifices, what is discussed more broadly in Chochorowski 2019.
Key words: Late Bronze Age, Central Europe, physical anthropology, burials in storage pits, human sacrifices