With or without Respect? Treatment of Post-mortem Remains of the Dead in the Course of Post-funeral Interferences at Czarnówko in Pomerania
Cemeteries of the Wielbark Culture are to a different degree affected by a practice of grave opening. The arrangement of bone remains in the grave is still a basic tool to assess the time interval between the burial and the interference. On the other hand, an assessment of the manner in which the dead body or the skeleton was treated is a premise for defining relationships between perpetrators of the disturb- ance and the dead. Thus, it can also inform us about intentions which motivated the perpetrators. In this paper it is attempted to discuss the necropolis in Czarnówko from this point of view. Research opportunities and limitations resulting from the state of preservation of archaeological sources were dealt with. Furthermore, findings were referred to other cemeteries of the Wielbark Culture.