Enclosure of La Tène Graves in the Territory of Slovakia
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- Číslo 2 
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceStudia Hercynia, 2020, 2, 127-154
Enclosure, rectangular, circular, graves, La Tène, Slovakia, elite
The aim of this article is to give a basic analysis of graves enclosed by rectangular and circular ditches documented at La Tène cemeteries from the territory of today’s Slovakia. It is focused mainly on the characteristics of the shape and size of the ditches or their spatial analysis within individual cemeteries. We also pay attention to graves situated within the area enclosed by the ditches. In this regard, the size of grave pits, the composition of grave goods, the dating, and the characteristics of buried individuals are important. The analysis should contribute to the discussion of basic questions regarding the design and function of the ditches and reasons for their occurrence in the studied area.