A "WARRIOR" BURIAL OF THE MID-FOURTH CENTURY BC IN SOUTHEASTERN THRACE: TUMULUS C AT YUNDOLAN NEAR KIRKLARELI


Delemen I., Kepce Ş. S. , Yilmaz Z.

TUBA-AR-TURKISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, vol.13, pp.91-106, 2010 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: TUBA-AR-TURKISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-106

Abstract

Rescue excavations carried out at Yundolan C tumulus, one of the five tumuli located in the vicinity of the Yundolan village, Kirklareli province, have revealed a cist burial carved into the bedrock. The cist grave, showed traces of being subject to fire, possibly due to a primary cremation activity. Even though the metal and terracotta grave goods were considerably damaged due to fire and humidity, it is possible to make certain deductions. The three categories of grave goods, namely symposion vessels, containers for liquids and military gear indicate that there was a single male burial at Yundolan C and the deceased had a military position.