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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial By Sarah Tarlow (Professor of Historical Archaeology, University of Leicester)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial by Sarah Tarlow (Professor of Historical Archaeology, University of Leicester)

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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 by leading scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods and geographical areas.

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial Summary

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial by Sarah Tarlow (Professor of Historical Archaeology, University of Leicester)

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial Reviews

"This book is clear testimony to the impressive breadth of the archaeology of death and to its significance as a central theme within world archaeology." * Mike Parker Pearson, Antiquity *
"A must-have reference on the current state of archaeological research into death and burial." * Dr John Manley, Current Archaeology *
"An invaluable source of essays for the specialist and heritage student alike, not least those whose background is not in archaeology." * Dr Sally Foster, Lecturer in Heritage and Conservation, University of Stirling *

About Sarah Tarlow (Professor of Historical Archaeology, University of Leicester)

Sarah Tarlow is Professor of Historical Archaeology at the University of Leicester where she has taught and researched the archaeology of death and historical arcaheology since 2000. She has written several books and numerous academic articles and is an editor of Archaeological Dialogues. Liv Nilsson Stutz is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Linnaeus University. She has published widely on the topics of mortuary ritual in the past and on the debate on repatriation and reburial, and is an editor of Archaeological Dialogues.

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Text Boxes List of Tables List of Contributors 1: Liv Nilsson Stutz and Sarah Tarlow: Beautiful Things and Bones of Desire: Emerging Issues in the Archaeology of Death and Burial Part 1: Approaches to Death and Burial 2: Adam Stout: Cultural History, Race, and Peoples 3: Did Prehistoric Man Bury his Deada Early Debates on Palaeolithic Burials in a National Context 4: Robert Chapman: Death, Burial, and Social Representation 5: Susan Kus: Death and the Cultural Entanglements of the Experienced, the Learned, the Expressed, the Contested, and the Imagined Part 2: The Nature of the Evidence 6: Charlotte Roberts: The Bioarchaeology of Health and Well-being: Its Contribution to Understanding the Past 7: Barbara Bramanti: The Use of DNA Analysis in the Archaeology of Death and Burial 8: Gunilla Eriksson: Stable Isotope Analysis of Humans 9: Jacqueline McKinley: Cremation: Excavation, Analysis and Interpretation of Material from Cremation-related Contexts 10: Fredrik Ekengren: Contextualising Grave Goods: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Implications Part 3: The Human Experience of Death across Cultural Contexts 11: Howard Williams: Death, Memory, and Material Culture: Catalytic Commemoration and the Cremated Dead 12: David Edwards: African Perspectives on Death, Burial, and Mortuary Archaeology 13: Lars Fogelin: The Place of Veneration in Early South Asican Buddhism 14: Andrew Petersen: The Archaeology of Death and Burial in the Islamic World 15: Deirdre O Sullivan: Burial of the Christian Dead in the Later Middle Ages 16: Estella Weiss-Krejci: The Unburied Dead 17: Julien Riel-Salvatore and Claudine Gravel-Miguel: Upper Palaeolithic Mortuary Practices in Eurasia: A Critical Look at the Burial Record 18: Chantal Coneller: Power and Society: Mesolithic Europe 19: James Brown: Archaeological Study of Mortuary Practices in the Eastern United States 20: Robert Chapman: The Living and the Dead in Later Prehistoric Iberia 21: Peter Kaulicke: The Powerful Dead of the Inca 22: Joshua Wright: Land-ownership and Landscape Belief: Introduction and Contexts 23: Magdalena Midgley: Megaliths in North-West Europe: the Cosmology of Sacred Landscapes 24: John Robb: Creating Death: an Archaeology of Dying 25: Alexander Gramsch: Treating Bodies Transformative and Communicative Practices 26: Melanie Giles: Preserving the Body 27: Terje Oestigaard: Cremations in Culture and Cosmology 28: Chris Fowler: Identities in Transformation: Identities, Funerary Rites, and the Mortuary Process 29: Joanna Sofaer and Marie Louise Stig Sorensen: Death and Gender 30: Gillian Shepherd: Ancient Identities: Age, Gender, and Ethnicity in Ancient Greek Burials 31: Maureen Carroll: Ethnicity and Gender in Roman Funerary Commemoration: Case Studies from the Empire s Frontiers 32: Alice Yao: Engendering Ancestors through Death Ritual in Ancient China 33: Erica Hill: Death, Emotion, and the Household among the Late Moche 34: Sarah Tarlow: Belief and the Archaeology of Death 35: Erella Hovers and Anna Belfer-Cohen: Insights into Early Mortuary Practices of Homo 36: Claudia Naeser: Equipping and Stripping the Dead: A Case-study on the Procurement, Compilation, Arrangement, and Frag ment ation of Grave Inventories in New Kingdom Thebes Part 4: The Ethics and Politics of Burial Archaeology 37: Sapient trouble-tombs'a Archaeologists'Mmoral Obligations to the Dead 38: Morag Kersel and Meredith Chesson: Looting Matters Early Bronze Age Cemeteries of Jordan's southeast Dead Sea Plain in the Past and Present 39: Joe Watkins: How Ancients Become Ammunition: Politics and Ethics of the Human Skeleton 40: Cressida Fforde: In Search of Others: the History and Legacy of 'race' collections 41: Colin Pardoe: Repatriation, Reburial, and Biological Research in Australia: Rhetoric and Practice 42: Layla Renshaw: The Archaeology and Material Culture of Modern Military Death 43: Layla Renshaw: The Exhumation of Civilian Victims of Conflict and Human Rights Abuses: Political, Ethical, and Theoretical Considerations 44: Liv Nilsson Stutz: Contested Burials: The Dead as Witnesses, Victims, and Tools

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial by Sarah Tarlow (Professor of Historical Archaeology, University of Leicester)
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Oxford University Press
2019-12-23
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