Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millennium

Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millennium

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Edited by Gordon F. M. Rakita, Edited by Jane E. Buikstra, Edited by Lane A. Beck, Edited by Sloan R. Williams

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  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 236mm x 28mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Florida
  • ISBN 10: 0813033179
  • ISBN 13: 9780813033174
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,037,424

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"The impressive geographical, temporal, and topical coverage makes this volume by far the best of its kind to appear in recent years."--George R. Milner, Pennsylvania State University

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Gordon F. M. Rakita, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, is coeditor of Style and Function: Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Archaeology. Jane E. Buikstra, Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, is the author or editor of several books, including The Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosis (UPF). Lane A. Beck, associate curator at the Arizona State Museum and associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, is the editor of Regional Approaches to Mortuary Analysis. Sloan R. Williams, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, has written extensively on the human genetics of ancient populations.

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"The book's integrated format and interesting case studies makes it an important contribution to funerary studies in the Old and New Worlds." - International Journal of Osteoarchaeology A kaleidoscopic collection of studies with fascinating insights into the myriad and bizarre ways that our species has treated its dead... Global coverage of human interactions with our dead, past and present... An indispensable reference for all scholars interested in death and burial." - Michael Parker Pearson, University of Sheffield"