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The Resource Death embodied : archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse, edited by Zoë L. Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham

Death embodied : archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse, edited by Zoë L. Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham

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Death embodied : archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse
Title
Death embodied
Title remainder
archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse
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edited by Zoë L. Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham
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Language
eng
Summary
"In April 1485, a marble sarcophagus was found on the outskirts of Rome. It contained the remains of a young Roman woman so well-preserved that she appeared to have only just died and the sarcophagus was placed on public view, attracting great crowds. Such a find reminds us of the power of the dead body to evoke in the minds of living people, be they contemporary (survivors or mourners) or distanced from the remains by time, a range of emotions and physical responses, ranging from fascination to fear, and from curiosity to disgust. Archaeological interpretations of burial remains can often suggest that the skeletons which we uncover, and therefore usually associate with past funerary practices, were what was actually deposited in graves, rather than articulated corpses. The choices made by past communities or individuals about how to cope with a dead body in all of its dynamic and constituent forms, and whether there was reason to treat it in a manner that singled it out (positively or negatively) as different from other human corpses, provide the stimulus for this volume. The nine papers provide a series of theoretically informed, but not constrained, case studies which focus predominantly on the corporeal body in death. The aims are to take account of the active presence of dynamic material bodies at the heart of funerary events and to explore the questions that might be asked about their treatment; to explore ways of putting fleshed bodies back into our discussions of burials and mortuary treatment, as well as interpreting the meaning of these activities in relation to the bodies of both deceased and survivors; and to combine the insights that body-centred analysis can produce to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the role of the body, living and dead, in past cultures"--Provided by publisher
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Devlin, Zoe
  • Graham, Emma-Jayne
Series statement
Studies in funerary archaeology
Series volume
volume 9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Dead
  • Death
  • Burial
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Burial
  • Dead
  • Death
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
  • Archéologie funéraire
  • Restes humains (archéologie)
  • Rites et cérémonies funéraires
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Death embodied : archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse, edited by Zoë L. Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Embodying death in archaeology / Emma-Jayne Graham -- Neither fish nor fowl : burial practices between inhumation and cremation / Katharina Rebay-Salisbury -- Corporeal concerns : the role of the body in the transformation of Roman mortuary practices / Emma-Jayne Graham -- "(Un)touched by decay" : Anglo-Saxon encounters with dead bodies / Zoë L. Devlin -- Funerary and post-depositional body treatments at the Middle Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Winnall II : norm, variety, and deviance? / Edeltraud Aspöck -- The burnt, the whole and the broken : funerary variability in the Linearbandkeramik / Daniela Hofmann -- Practices of ritual marginalization in late prehistoric Veneto : evidence from the field / Elisa Perego, Massimo Saracino, Lorenzo Zamboni, Vera Zanoni -- Prehistoric Maltese death : democratic theatre or elite democracy? / Simon Stoddart and Caroline Malone
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ocn908635156
Extent
1 online resource (174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782979449
Lccn
2015018130
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt198v1p1
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remote
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(OCoLC)908635156
Label
Death embodied : archaeological approaches to the treatment of the corpse, edited by Zoë L. Devlin and Emma-Jayne Graham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Embodying death in archaeology / Emma-Jayne Graham -- Neither fish nor fowl : burial practices between inhumation and cremation / Katharina Rebay-Salisbury -- Corporeal concerns : the role of the body in the transformation of Roman mortuary practices / Emma-Jayne Graham -- "(Un)touched by decay" : Anglo-Saxon encounters with dead bodies / Zoë L. Devlin -- Funerary and post-depositional body treatments at the Middle Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Winnall II : norm, variety, and deviance? / Edeltraud Aspöck -- The burnt, the whole and the broken : funerary variability in the Linearbandkeramik / Daniela Hofmann -- Practices of ritual marginalization in late prehistoric Veneto : evidence from the field / Elisa Perego, Massimo Saracino, Lorenzo Zamboni, Vera Zanoni -- Prehistoric Maltese death : democratic theatre or elite democracy? / Simon Stoddart and Caroline Malone
Control code
ocn908635156
Extent
1 online resource (174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782979449
Lccn
2015018130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt198v1p1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908635156

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