The latest excavations (2014-2015) in protohistoric sanctuary of Abini, concerned the area outside the sacred yard and unearthed a small elliptical space and other subsidiary buildings, in which was found a big amount of burned material and animal bones, food remains belonging to ancient meals. The few archaeological contexts in Sardinia that gave helpful finds, show the presence of wild and domestic animal bones, some of which burned, that lead to hypothesis of a liturgy, in which animal offerings would have been burned, probably during ritual meals. The analysis of faunal remains found in association with pottery in Abini give us information and a starting point for research on offering characters and ritual performances in Sardinian protohistoric sanctuaries, having an important iconographic reference from the same place in the bronze figurines, representing people offering gifts as animals, food and pottery.

Pasti rituali nei santuari nuragici: gli ambienti di servizio del santuario di Abini-Teti / Depalmas, Anna; Bulla, Claudio; Fundoni, Giovanna; Zedda, Marco. - (2021), pp. 789-798.

Pasti rituali nei santuari nuragici: gli ambienti di servizio del santuario di Abini-Teti

Depalmas Anna;Bulla Claudio;Fundoni Giovanna;Zedda Marco
2021

Abstract

The latest excavations (2014-2015) in protohistoric sanctuary of Abini, concerned the area outside the sacred yard and unearthed a small elliptical space and other subsidiary buildings, in which was found a big amount of burned material and animal bones, food remains belonging to ancient meals. The few archaeological contexts in Sardinia that gave helpful finds, show the presence of wild and domestic animal bones, some of which burned, that lead to hypothesis of a liturgy, in which animal offerings would have been burned, probably during ritual meals. The analysis of faunal remains found in association with pottery in Abini give us information and a starting point for research on offering characters and ritual performances in Sardinian protohistoric sanctuaries, having an important iconographic reference from the same place in the bronze figurines, representing people offering gifts as animals, food and pottery.
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Pasti rituali nei santuari nuragici: gli ambienti di servizio del santuario di Abini-Teti / Depalmas, Anna; Bulla, Claudio; Fundoni, Giovanna; Zedda, Marco. - (2021), pp. 789-798.
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