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The Archaeology of death

This volume, bringing together studies on the disposal of the dead, explores the frontiers and potential of research and presents critical appraisals of theory about social organisation and culture change.
Print Book, English, 1981
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981
vii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
9780521237758, 0521237750
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Approaches to the archaeology of death Robert Chapman and Klavs Randsborg; 2. The search for rank in prehistoric burials James A. Brown; 3. Social configurations and the archaeological study of mortuary practices: a case study John O'Shea; 4. One-dimensional archaeology and multi-dimensional people: spatial organisation and mortuary analysis Lynne Goldstein; 5. The emergence of formal disposal areas and the 'problem' of megalithic tombs in prehistoric Europe Robert Chapman; 6. Dialogues with death Ian Kinnes; 7. 'Various styles of urn' - cemeteries and settlement in southern England Richard Bradley; 8. Burial, succession and early state formation in Denmark Klavs Randsborg; 9. Mortuary practices, palaeodemography and palaeopathology: a case study from the Koster site (Illinois) Jane E. Buikstra; 10. Mortality, age structure and status in the interpretation of stress indicators in prehistoric skeletons Della C. Cook; Bibliography; Index.