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Grave goods in early medieval burials: messages and meanings.

Mortality. 2014. Vol. 19. No. 1. P. 1-21.

Discussion of the motives for including objects in early medieval graves in Western and Central Europe, using archaeological evidence, ethnographic and modern analogies, and written sources. It is suggested that in many cases, several motives were at play in the case of any individual grave, with different motives for different artefacts, offered possibly by different mourners.