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Death embodied : archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse

Author: Zoe Devlin; Emma-Jayne Graham
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015. ©2015
Series: Studies in funerary archaeology, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New insights into the role of the body, living and dead, in the funerary practices of past communities

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Death embodied.
Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015
(DLC) 2015018130
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoe Devlin; Emma-Jayne Graham
ISBN: 9781782979432 1782979433
OCLC Number: 893455702
Description: 174 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Embodying death in archaeology / Emma-Jayne Graham --
Neither fish nor fowl : burial practices between inhumation and cremation / Katharina Rebay-Salisbury --
Corporeal concerns : the role of the body in the transformation of Roman mortuary practices / Emma-Jayne Graham --
"(Un)touched by decay" : Anglo-Saxon encounters with dead bodies / Zoë L. Devlin --
Funerary and post-depositional body treatments at the Middle Anglo-Saxon Cemetery winnall II : norm, variety, and forms of deviance / Edeltraud Aspöck --
The burnt, the whole and the broken : funerary variability in the Linearbandkeramik / Daniela Hofmann --
Practices of ritual marginalization in late prehistoric Veneto : evidence from the field / Elisa Perego, Massimo Saracino, Lorenzo Zamboni, Vera Zanoni --
Prehistoric Maltese death : democratic theatre or elite democracy? / Simon Stoddart and Caroline Malone.
Series Title: Studies in funerary archaeology, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Zoë L. Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham.

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These two books reveal, through international case studies, the enormous variety of ways in which inhumation or cremation can occur and has taken place, and why that might have been so. * British Read more...

 
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