DivMeanBody project based at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge is designed as an exploration in the construction of the prehistoric body and identity, by studying the post-mortem fate of human remains discovered in Neolithic settlements in the Balkan area (between 7th-4th millennia BC).

The two year project is undertaken by Dr Alexandra Ion as part of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, under the supervision of Prof John Robb. Her work concerns the ethics and philosophy of researching and collecting human remains from archaeological contexts. She aims to explore the meanings ascribed to the human body in Balkan Neolithic funerary practices by combining biological and cultural data, while in the same time looking at the  ways in which archaeologists and osteologists have constructed these data.

For a complete list of publications, please see her Academia.edu site.

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Proiectul DivMeanBody din cadrul McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge este gandit ca o explorare a modului in care au fost construite corpurile si identitatile preistorice, prin studierea destinului post-mortem al osemintelor umane descoperite in asezari neolitice din zona Balcanilor (mileniile VII-IV i.e.n.).

Cercetarea este realizata de Dr Alexandra Ion in cadrul unei burse postdoctorale Marie Skłodowska-Curie de doi ani, la McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Studiile ei sunt axate pe etica si filosofia de cercetare si colectionare a osemintelor umane din contexte arheologice. In cadrul acestui proiect, va incerca sa exploreze semnificatiile asociate corpului uman in practicile funerare Neolitice din zona Balcanilor, combinand datele biologice si culturale.

Pentru o lista completa a publicatiilor a se vedea pagina de Academia.edu.