- Feb 2018
my thoughts exactly, MA89 def. overlaps with a later period so he ought to be more ozieri rather than san ciriaco, but tomb 12 in specifics does seem to have some older affiliationsNo, they were only meant for the dead, as traces of domestic use were never found inside them, they replicated the houses of the living, some Neolithic houses with a similar shape to the Domus de janas were in fact found, but it's rare to find ruins of Neolithic houses since they were mostly made of perishable materials such as wood.
In the case of the Monte Claro and surely of the Bonnanaro burials, the Domus De Janas were just re-used, they weren't carved for those occasion, they were tombs belonging to older cultures such as the Ozieri culture.
The dating of the San Ciriaco burial is strange, since the culture is dated to the second half of the fifth milllennium bc, not the fourth, 3500-3100 bc should be Sub Ozieri or Ozieri I think.
NECROPOLI DI CANNAS DI SOTTO, CARBONIA. LO SCAVO DELLATOMBA12. NOTIZIA PRELIMINARE
thats something i also gathered from the lit. that the domus de janas were (re)used by successive cultures even overlapping/parallel to the giant's tombs of the Chl./EBA whose oldest types inturn seem to derive from the domus de janas of sos furrighesos; for the corridor tombs i get the impression that the grave goods are more extensive and prominant than of the giant's tombs, though thats prob due to the period itself that was more imbedded extensive trade
a map of the amber beads (A tyrants B allemiere) types of the LBAII(1200-100BC)