The Social Archaeology of Funerary Remains

The Social Archaeology of Funerary Remains

By (author) Rebecca Gowland , By (author) Christopher Knusel


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Human bones form the most direct link to understanding how people lived in the past, who they were and where they came from. The interpretative value of human skeletal remains (within their burial context) in terms of past social identity and organisation is awesome, but was, for many years, underexploited by archaeologists. The nineteen papers in this edited volume are an attempt to redress this by marrying the cultural aspects of burial with the anthropology of the deceased.

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 210.82 x 294.64 x 22.86mm | 1,179.33g
  • 15 Jul 2009
  • Oxbow Books
  • Oxford
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Hb
  • 1842173650
  • 9781842173657
  • 1,130,547

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This volume sets out some pioneering yet very readable examples... the editors are to be congratulated for bringing this rich material to a wider audience.'--Andrew Chamberlain "Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 17.2, 2007 "

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