La cronología radiocarbó- nica del tholos de Montelirio = The radiocarbon chronology of the Montelirio tholos

Bayliss, A. et al. (2016) La cronología radiocarbó- nica del tholos de Montelirio = The radiocarbon chronology of the Montelirio tholos. In: Fernández Flores, Á., García Sanjuán, L. and Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, M. (eds.) Montelirio: Un Gran Monumento Megalítico de la Edad del Cobre = Montelirio: A Great Meglithic Monument of the Copper Age. Universidad de Sevilla, pp. 485-502. ISBN 9788499592367

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Abstract

Abstract: A study of the chronology of tholos of Montelirio is presented from 22 radiocarbon dates and its formal modeling using Bayesian statistics. After considering in detail the problems and limitations associated with each of the available dates, two alternative chronological models are proposed in relation to the temporality of this great megalithic monument. The results suggest that Montelirio was built sometime between late 29th and late 28th century ANE and that burial activity within it could occur either as a result of a single event or as a product of several relatively close events in Time (separated by several decades at most). The discussion of these results includes references to the results of a large study of Valencina's radiocarbon chronology currently in the press (García Sanjuán et al., En Prensa), in terms of the temporality of this great Chalcolithic settlement and Montelirio's position in the same. Keywords: Tholos, Megalithic Monument, Copper Age, Chronology, Radiocarbon, Bayesian Modeling, Temporality. Abstract: We present a study of the Montelirio tholos chronology based on 22 radiocarbon dates and their formal modeling through Bayesian statistics. After careful consideration of the limitations and problems inherent to each of the available 14 C dates, two alternative models of the temporality of this great megalithic monument are presented. The results suggest that Montelirio was built some time between the end of the 29th and the end of the 28th centuries BC, and that burial activity inside it may have taken place either as a result of a single event or as the product of Various events in close temporal proximity (perhaps through a few decades). The discussion of these results includes references to the results of an extensive study of the chronology of Valencina de la Concepción, currently in press (Garcia Sanjuán et al., In Press) in terms of the temporality of this large Copper Age settlement and the position Of Montelirio in it.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dunbar, Dr Elaine and Hamilton, Dr William
Authors: Bayliss, A., Beavan Ragano, N., Ramsay, C. B., Delgado-Huertas, A., Bonilla, M. D.-Z., Dunbar, E., Fernandez Flores, A., García Sanjuán, L., Hamilton, W. D., Mora-González, A., and Whittle, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Publisher:Universidad de Sevilla
ISBN:9788499592367

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