Flames of Transformation: The role of fire in cremation practices

Tim Flohr Sørensen, Mikkel Bille

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OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftWorld Archaeology
Vol/bind40
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)253–267
Antal sider15
ISSN0043-8243
StatusUdgivet - 2008
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Sørensen, Tim Flohr ; Bille, Mikkel. / Flames of Transformation : The role of fire in cremation practices. I: World Archaeology. 2008 ; Bind 40, Nr. 2. s. 253–267.
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I: World Archaeology, Bind 40, Nr. 2, 2008, s. 253–267.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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