The Archaeology of the Dead: Lectures in Archaeothanatology

The Archaeology of the Dead: Lectures in Archaeothanatology

Paperback Studies in Funerary Archaeology

By (author) Henri Duday, By (author) Anna Maria Cipriani, By (author) John Pearce

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  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • Format: Paperback | 230 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 14mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 24 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1842173561
  • ISBN 13: 9781842173565
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 775,729

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Looks at the way in which the analysis of skeletons can allow us to re-discover the lives of people who came before us and inform us of their view of death. This book examines the means at our disposal to allow the dead to speak, as well as identifying the pitfalls that may deceive us.

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Duday is particularly good on putrefaction and on ascertaining what may be due to natural processes of decay and what may be due to human agency. All this is conveyed through a series of case studies, abundantly illustrated in monochrome photographs and excellent line drawings, which take the reader from simple individual primary inhumations to increasingly complex cases.'--Madeleine Hummler"Antiquity" (01/01/0001)