publication . Article . 2020

A later fifth-millennium cal BC tumulus at Hofheim-Kapellenberg, Germany

Detlef Gronenborn; Heinrich Thiemeyer; Anja Cramer; Nicolas Antunes; Dieter Neubauer; Pierre Pétrequin;
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  • Published: 26 May 2020
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
In the nineteenth century, two Neolithic axe-heads were reported from the Michelsberg enclosure system at Kapellenberg. The recent identification of an unusually large tumulus, from which the axe-heads were almost certainly once recovered, reveals that socio-political hierarchisation, linked to the emergence of high-ranking elites in Brittany and the Paris Basin during the fifth millennium cal BC, may have extended into Central Europe.
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free text keywords: Archaeology, General Arts and Humanities, ddc:930, Geography, Tumulus, Ancient history, Structural basin
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