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Radiocarbon Dating of the Early Bronze Age Cemetery at Arano, Verona, Northern Italy

Erio Valzolgher, John Meadows, Paola Salzani, Luciano Salzani

Abstract


Seventeen of the 73 individuals buried in the Early Bronze Age (EBA) cemetery at Arano di Cellore di Illasi, near Verona, northern Italy, were radiocarbon dated by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). Bayesian modeling of the calibrated dates suggests that the cemetery was probably used over several generations mainly within the first 2 centuries of the 2nd millennium cal BC. Burial activity was therefore mainly restricted to within the EBA I B/EBA I C of the north Italian Bronze Age chronology. An isolated burial, found ~90 m northwest of the cemetery, may date to the same period.

DOI: 10.2458/azu_js_rc.v54i3–4.16171


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