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The Archaeology of Death


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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.

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This volume brings together studies on the disposal of the dead and the archaeological research potential of found remains.

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