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19 Symbolic Aspects of the Remains of Wood from the Cemetery

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The wood at the cemetery of Bodzia was used as a raw material to make several categories of the archaeological objects. The most frequently used wood species used at the cemetery of Bodzia was Scots pine, which was used for coffin boxes, linings, charcoals. Pine was appreciated by Gods and people from ancient times. Another kind of wood used at the cemetery was oak. The presence of charcoal in the burials might be connected with acts of ritual purification and the elimination by fire of the dangerous effects of contacts with the zone of death. At the cemetery of Bodzia, mainly pine wood was burnt, most probably because the aromatic resin of that tree gives off a strong-smelling smoke, which is used in the purifying rites and as a sacrificial incense smoke in mediation procedures in the contacts between different worlds.

Keywords: Bodzia cemetery; charcoal; coffin boxes; oak; pine wood; rites

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