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The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of death and burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow; Liv Nilsson Stutz
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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This Handbook reviews the state of mortuary archaeology and its practice with forty-four chapters focusing on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Tarlow; Liv Nilsson Stutz
ISBN: 9780198855255 0198855257
OCLC Number: 1161986461
Description: xix, 849 pages : illustrations, maps ; cm.
Contents: Beautiful things and bones of desire : emerging issues in the archaeology of death and burial / Liv Nilsson Stutz and Sarah Tarlow --
Approaches to death and burial : Cultural history, race, and peoples / Adam Stout ; Did prehistoric man bury his dead? : early debates on Palaeolithic burials in a national context / Nathalie Richard ; Death, burial, and social representation / Robert Chapman ; Death and the cultural entanglements of the experienced, the learned, the expressed, the contested, and the imagined / Susan Kus --
The nature of the evidence : The bioarchaeology of health and well-being : its contribution to understanding the past / Charlotte Roberts ; The use of DNA analysis in the archaeology of death and burial / Barbara Bramanti ; Stable isotope analysis of humans / Gunilla Eriksson ; Cremation : excavation, analysis and interpretation of material from cremation-related contexts / Jacqueline I. McKinley ; Contextualizing grave goods : theoretical perspectives and methodological implications / Fredrik Ekengren --
The human experience of death across cultural contexts : Death, memory, and material culture : catalytic commemoration and the cremated dead / Howard Williams ; African perspectives on death, burial, and mortuary archaeology / David Edwards ; The place of veneration in early South Asian Buddhism / Lars Fogelin ; The archaeology of death and burial in the Islamic world / Andrew Petersen ; Burial of the Christian dead in the later Middle Ages / Deirdre O'Sullivan ; The unburied dead / Estella Weiss-Krejci ; Upper Palaeolithic mortuary practices in Eurasia : a critical look at the burial record / Julien Riel-Salvatore and Claudine Gravel-Miguel ; Power and society : Mesolithic Europe / Chantal Conneller ; Archaeological study of mortuary practices in the eastern United States / James Brown ; The living and the dead in later prehistoric Iberia / Robert Chapman ; The powerful dead of the Inca / Peter Kaulicke ; Land ownership and landscape belief : introduction and contexts / Joshua Wright ; Megaliths in north-west Europe : the cosmology of sacred landscapes / Magdalena S. Midgley ; Creating death : an archaeology of dying / John Robb ; Treating bodies : transformative and communicative practices / Alexander Gramsch ; Preserving the body / Melanie Giles ; Cremations in culture and cosmology / Terje Oestigaard ; Identities in transformation : identities, funerary rites, and the mortuary process / Chris Fowler ; Death and gender / Joanna Sofaer and Marie Louise Stig Sørensen ; Ancient identities : age, gender, and ethnicity in ancient Greek burials / Gillian Shepherd ; Ethnicity and gender in Roman funerary commemoration : case studies from the empire's frontiers / Maureen Carroll ; Engendering ancestors through death ritual in ancient China / Alice Yao ; Death, emotion, and the household among the late Moche / Erica Hill ; Belief and the archaeology of death / Sarah Tarlow ; Insights into early mortuary practices of Homo / Erella Hovers and Anna Belfer-Cohen ; Equipping and stripping the dead : a case study on the procurement, compilation, arrangement, and fragmentation of grave inventories in New Kingdom Thebes / Claudia Näser --
The ethics and politics of burial archaeology : 'Sapient trouble-tombs'? : archaeologists' moral obligations to the dead / Geoffrey Scarre ; Looting matters : early Bronze Age cemeteries of Jordan's southeast Dead Sea Plain in the past and present / Morag M. Kersel and Meredith S. Chesson ; How ancients become ammunition : politics and ethics of the human skeleton / Joe Watkins ; In search of others : the history and legacy of 'race' collections / Cressida Fforde ; Repatriation, reburial, and biological research in Australia : rhetoric and practice / Colin Pardoe ; The archaeology and material culture of modern military death / Layla Renshaw ; The exhumation of civilian victims of conflict and human rights abuses : political, ethical, and theoretical considerations / Layla Renshaw ; Contested burials : the dead as witnesses, victims, and tools / Liv Nilsson Stutz.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of the archaeology of death and burial
Archaeology of death and burial
Death and burial
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Tarlow and Liv Nilsson Stutz.

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