- ItemFUNERAL RITES OF THE CATACOMB COMMUNITY - 2800–1900 BC RITUAL, THANATOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGINS(Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza (Poznań). Instytut Prahistorii, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza (Poznań). Instytut Wschodni, 2006) Ślusarska, Katarzyna; Żebrowski, Piotr T.The work by Katarzyna Ślusarska, focusing on the funeral rites and thana-tology of the circle of the Catacomb culture, is an important link in a long-range programme of research into the circulation of people and patterns between Circum-pontic and Circumbaltic cultures in the 3rd millennium BC, specifically into the ties joining Catacomb culture communities with those of the Corded Ware culture in the Baltic drainage. The work is closely tied to earlier works published in the Baltic-Pontic Studies volumes 2,1, 11 and 12. The research programme was carried out by the Institute of Prehistory, Adam Mickiewicz University, in cooperation with the Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in particular with the Department of the Eneolithic and Bronze Age headed by Prof. Vitaliy V. Otroshchenko.