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Mogou Cemetery Minors Buried

Posted on:2012-01-01Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:H R ZhouFull Text:PDF
GTID:2205330332494073Subject:Archaeology and Museology
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The Mogo Site of the Qijia Culture is located in Gansu Province, has attracted wide attention in archaeological areas because of the complex structure of tombs and repeated and joint burials. In the cemetery, a large number of children were found. This paper conducted a comprehensive analysis of tombs belonged to children. The locations of children in tombs were varied, most children were in the caves of pit-and-cave tombs, with adults (man and woman) together. This kind of tombs may be family tombs. We think this phenomenon shows the important role of individual family in social life of that time. There is also a little number of children in the vertical pits, different with the children in the caves, based on the statistic analysis, we thought they were may be sacrifices. A large number of joint tombs are another feature of Mogo Sits. Based on the analysis, the number of woman was larger then man. From matriarchal society to the patriarchal clan society has became a mind-set, the joint tombs of man and children was considered one piece of evidence. However, joint tombs in Mogo Cemetery, the number of woman with children was larger than man with children, so we insisted that use the joint tomb of man and children to prove the establishment of paternity clan society is questionable.This paper studied the minors of Mogo Site, and insisted that the personality research of cemeteries is as important as the common research.
Keywords/Search Tags:Minors burial, Mogo site, Qijia culture
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