Burial, Society and Context in the Roman World

Burial, Society and Context in the Roman World

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Although a large number of cemeteries have been explored in Roman Britain they have never been seen as central to the study of the province. This collection of twenty-eight papers, from a symposium held at the University of Durham in 1997, explores different approaches to examine the contribution that cemeteries can make to our wider understanding of Roman society. The papers are grouped under five headings: The reconstruction of mortuary rituals; Burial and social status; The dead in the landscape; Burial and ethnicity and society; Religion and Burial in late Roman Britain and Italy.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 209.8 x 301.2 x 17.5mm | 979.77g
  • Oxbow Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • many b/w illus
  • 1842170341
  • 9781842170342
  • 1,201,604

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Taken as a whole, this volume highlights how mortuary archaeology can inform and stimulate current debates on Roman society and the empire-wide process of Romanization. It illustrates the richness and diversity of current studies in Roman mortuary archaeology, while the individual case studies demonstrate that cemetery sites are important nodes of practice and thought in the Roman world.'--Naomi J Norman "Mortality 7, 2002 "show more