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: 844,036

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Henri Duday is Director of Research for CNRS at the University of Bordeaux. The Archaeology of the Dead is based on an intensive specialist course in burial archaeology given by Duday in Rome in November 2004. The primary aim of the project was to contribute to the development of common procedures for excavation, data collection and study of Roman cemeteries of the imperial period. Translated into English by Anna Maria Cipriani and John Pearce, this book 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. Duday throughly 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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This publication and translation into English makes this important work more readily accessible for an even larger readership than it has had up until now.'--Liv Nilsson Stutz "Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2010 "