Type of Work

Research Paper - Limited Access

Publication Date



Romania during the Bronze Age was full of dynamic social change and the emergence of social inequality, not in the least due to the combination of the migrating Yamnaya population with existing Cotofeni and local communities, creating a blend of ritual practices within which contain a variety of funeral practices. Some of this funereal variation appears in how post-mortem manipulation is expressed in mortuary contexts. Excavations at Râmet-Gugu, a Early Bronze Age tumulus site in the mountains of Transylvania, Romania, revealed a burial. With an initial hypothesis surrounding post-mortem manipulation of the remains, archaeothanatological analysis reveals a complex process surrounding internment.

Hamilton Areas of Study


Hamilton Sponsoring Organization

Levitt Public Affairs Center

Hamilton Scholarship Series

Levitt Summer Research Group

Hamilton Faculty Advisor

Colin Quinn