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Death and dying in the Neolithic Near East

Author: Karina Croucher
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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The Neolithic of the Near East is a period of human development which saw fundamental changes in the nature of human society. It is traditionally studied for its development of domestication, agriculture, and growing social complexity. In this book Karina Croucher takes a new approach, focusing on the human body and investigating mortuary practices - the treatment and burial of the dead - to discover what these can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Croucher, Karina.
Death and dying in the neolithic Near East.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)778269742
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karina Croucher
ISBN: 9780191626340 0191626341
OCLC Number: 801973323
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Death and dying --
The Neolithic Near East : an overview --
Intepretation and practice --
The materiality of "ancestors" : plastered skulls, statues, and "stone gods" --
Gender in the Neolithic Near East --
Personhood, identiy, and the dead.
Responsibility: by Karina Croucher.

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Croucher explores what mortuary practices can reveal about the living populations in the Neolithic Near East. Incorporating evidence from excavations, she provides an overview of the period and  Read more...

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This book represents a new and productive perspective for the archaeology of the Middle East, characterized bu a critical approach to theory and careful consideration of context. Croucher's approach Read more...

 
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