The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial by Sarah TarlowThe Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial by Sarah Tarlow

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

EditorSarah Tarlow, Liv Nilsson Stutz

Hardcover | June 13, 2013

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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 andits 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-dateknowledge 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.
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 lecturer in Anthropology...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and BurialFormat:HardcoverDimensions:946 pagesPublished:June 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of Text BoxesList of TablesList of Contributors1. Liv Nilsson Stutz and Sarah Tarlow: Beautiful Things and Bones of Desire: Emerging Issues in the Archaeology of Death and BurialPart 1: Approaches to Death and Burial2. Adam Stout: Cultural History, Race, and Peoples3. Did Prehistoric Man Bury his Deada Early Debates on Palaeolithic Burials in a National Context4. Robert Chapman: Death, Burial, and Social Representation5. Susan Kus: Death and the Cultural Entanglements of the Experienced, the Learned, the Expressed, the Contested, and the ImaginedPart 2: The Nature of the Evidence6. Charlotte Roberts: The Bioarchaeology of Health and Well-being: Its Contribution to Understanding the Past7. Barbara Bramanti: The Use of DNA Analysis in the Archaeology of Death and Burial8. Gunilla Eriksson: Stable Isotope Analysis of Humans9. Jacqueline McKinley: Cremation: Excavation, Analysis and Interpretation of Material from Cremation-related Contexts10. Fredrik Ekengren: Contextualising Grave Goods: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological ImplicationsPart 3: The Human Experience of Death across Cultural Contexts11. Howard Williams: Death, Memory, and Material Culture: Catalytic Commemoration and the Cremated Dead12. David Edwards: African Perspectives on Death, Burial, and Mortuary Archaeology13. Lars Fogelin: The Place of Veneration in Early South Asican Buddhism14. Andrew Petersen: The Archaeology of Death and Burial in the Islamic World15. Deirdre O Sullivan: Burial of the Christian Dead in the Later Middle Ages16. Estella Weiss-Krejci: The Unburied Dead17. Julien Riel-Salvatore and Claudine Gravel-Miguel: Upper Palaeolithic Mortuary Practices in Eurasia: A Critical Look at the Burial Record18. Chantal Coneller: Power and Society: Mesolithic Europe19. James Brown: Archaeological Study of Mortuary Practices in the Eastern United States20. Robert Chapman: The Living and the Dead in Later Prehistoric Iberia21. Peter Kaulicke: The Powerful Dead of the Inca22. Joshua Wright: Land-ownership and Landscape Belief: Introduction and Contexts23. Magdalena Midgley: Megaliths in North-West Europe: the Cosmology of Sacred Landscapes24. John Robb: Creating Death: an Archaeology of Dying25. Alexander Gramsch: Treating Bodies Transformative and Communicative Practices26. Melanie Giles: Preserving the Body27. Terje Oestigaard: Cremations in Culture and Cosmology28. Chris Fowler: Identities in Transformation: Identities, Funerary Rites, and the Mortuary Process29. Joanna Sofaer and Marie Louise Stig Sorensen: Death and Gender30. Gillian Shepherd: Ancient Identities: Age, Gender, and Ethnicity in Ancient Greek Burials31. Maureen Carroll: Ethnicity and Gender in Roman Funerary Commemoration: Case Studies from the Empire s Frontiers32. Alice Yao: Engendering Ancestors through Death Ritual in Ancient China33. Erica Hill: Death, Emotion, and the Household among the Late Moche34. Sarah Tarlow: Belief and the Archaeology of Death35. Erella Hovers and Anna Belfer-Cohen: Insights into Early Mortuary Practices of Homo36. Claudia Naeser: Equipping and Stripping the Dead: A Case-study on the Procurement, Compilation, Arrangement, and FragSHmentSHation of Grave Inventories in New Kingdom ThebesPart 4: The Ethics and Politics of Burial Archaeology37. Sapient trouble-tombs'a Archaeologists'Mmoral Obligations to the Dead38. Morag Kersel and Meredith Chesson: Looting Matters Early Bronze Age Cemeteries of Jordan's southeast Dead Sea Plain in the Past and Present39. Joe Watkins: How Ancients Become Ammunition: Politics and Ethics of the Human Skeleton40. Cressida Fforde: In Search of Others: the History and Legacy of 'race' collections41. Colin Pardoe: Repatriation, Reburial, and Biological Research in Australia: Rhetoric and Practice42. Layla Renshaw: The Archaeology and Material Culture of Modern Military Death43. Layla Renshaw: The Exhumation of Civilian Victims of Conflict and Human Rights Abuses: Political, Ethical, and Theoretical Considerations44. Liv Nilsson Stutz: Contested Burials: The Dead as Witnesses, Victims, and Tools