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Equality and Inequality

A focusing on aspects of social organisation and structures of Funnel Beaker societies will take place in the project “Equality and Inequality”. Of particular interest are the megalithic monuments, whose erection influenced the economic and social structure of the related societies. In order to enlarge the archaeological research, ethnographic data from recent cases of living megalithic-traditions will be included. Such cases can be found among societies in Nagaland, India, and Sumba, Indonesia. The integration of social theories, ethnographic and archaeological data should finally enable an estimation of social implications of megalithic building processes.