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The Resource The archaeology of death and burial, Mike Parker Pearson

The archaeology of death and burial, Mike Parker Pearson

Label
The archaeology of death and burial
Title
The archaeology of death and burial
Statement of responsibility
Mike Parker Pearson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The archaeology of death and burial is central to our attempts to understand vanished societies. Through the remains of funerary rituals we can learn not only about the attitudes of prehistoric people to death and the afterlife, but also about their way of life, their social organization and their view of the world. This book reviews the latest research in this field, and describes the sometimes controversial interpretations that have led to rapid advances in our understanding of life and death in the distant past." "The Archaeology of Death and Burial provides an overview and synthesis of one of the most revealing fields of research into the past. It creates a context for several discoveries - from Tutankhamen to the Ice Man - and will find a market among archaeologists, prehistorians, social anthropologists, historians and others who have a professional interest in, or general curiosity about, death and burial."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
REDDC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker Pearson, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texas A & M University anthropology series
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Death
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Ethnoarchaeology
Label
The archaeology of death and burial, Mike Parker Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Learning from the Dead.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • From Now to Then: Ethnoarchaeology and Analogy.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Reading the Body.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Status, Rank and Power.
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Gender and Kinship.
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • Placing the Dead.
  • p. 124
  • 7.
  • Human Experience of Death.
  • p. 142
  • 8.
  • Politics of the Dead.
  • p. 171
  • 9.
  • Epilogue: Death and Memory.
  • p. 193
  • Appendix.
  • Excavating Human Remains.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 205
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 217
  • Index.
  • p. 244
Control code
ocm65604093
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
iv, 250 p.
Isbn
9781585440993
Lccn
99032686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The archaeology of death and burial, Mike Parker Pearson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Learning from the Dead.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • From Now to Then: Ethnoarchaeology and Analogy.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Reading the Body.
  • p. 48
  • 4.
  • Status, Rank and Power.
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Gender and Kinship.
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • Placing the Dead.
  • p. 124
  • 7.
  • Human Experience of Death.
  • p. 142
  • 8.
  • Politics of the Dead.
  • p. 171
  • 9.
  • Epilogue: Death and Memory.
  • p. 193
  • Appendix.
  • Excavating Human Remains.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 205
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 217
  • Index.
  • p. 244
Control code
ocm65604093
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
iv, 250 p.
Isbn
9781585440993
Lccn
99032686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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