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The Resource The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies, edited by Tim Thompson

The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies, edited by Tim Thompson

Label
The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies
Title
The archaeology of cremation
Title remainder
burned human remains in funerary studies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tim Thompson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a considerable body of knowledge on the concepts and practices of inhumation yet our understanding of cremation ritual and practice is by comparison, woefully inadequate. This volume draws together the inventive methodology that has been developed for this material and combines it with a fuller interpretation of the archaeological funerary context. It demonstrates how an innovative methodology, when applied to a challenging material, can produce new and exciting interpretations of archaeological sites and funerary contexts. The reader is introduced to the nature of burned human remains and the destructive effect that fire can have on the body. Subsequent chapters describe important cremation practices and sites from around the world and from the Neolithic period to the modern day. By emphasising the need for a robust methodology combined with a nuanced interpretation, it is possible to begin to appreciate the significance and wide-spread adoption of this practice of dealing with the dead"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Timothy James Upton
Series statement
Studies in funerary archaeology
Series volume
vol. 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Cremation
  • Cremation
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Death
  • Social archaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archaeology
  • HISTORY
  • Archaeology
  • Cremation
  • Death
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Social archaeology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Label
The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies, edited by Tim Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fire and the body : fire and the people / Tim Thompson -- Flesh, fire, and funerary remains from the Neolithic site of La Varde, Guernsey : investigations past and present / Jenny Cataroche and Rebecca Gowland -- Past cremation practices from a bioarchaeological perspective : how new methods and techniques revealed conceptual changes in cremation practices during the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age in Denmark / Lise Harvig -- The bioarchaeological analysis of cremation at the Iron age necropolis of Tera (Portugal) / David Gonçalves, Vanessa Campanacho, Tim Thompson and Rui Mataloto -- Funerary rituals and ideologies in the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Carbonia, Sardinia, italy) / Giampaolo Piga, Michele Guirguis and Ethel Allue -- The funerary practice of cremation at Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain) during high empire : contributions from the anthropological analysis of burned human bone / Filipa Cortesão Silva -- The integration of microscopic techniques in cremation studies : a new approach to understanding social identity among cremation practicing groups from early Anglo-Saxon England / Kirsty E. Squires -- Analysing cremated human remains from the southern Brazilian highlands : interpreting archaeological evidence of funerary practice at mound and enclosure complexes in the Pelotas River Valley / Priscilla Ferreira Ulguim -- Case applications of recent research on thermal effects on the skeleton / Douglas H. Ubelaker -- The interpretation and reconstruction of the post-mortem events in a case of scattered burned remains in Chile / Claudia Garrido-Varas and Marisol Intriago-Leiva -- Conclusion / Tim Thompson
Control code
ocn907811630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782978510
Lccn
2015015929
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/ctvgz8mrp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907811630
Label
The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies, edited by Tim Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fire and the body : fire and the people / Tim Thompson -- Flesh, fire, and funerary remains from the Neolithic site of La Varde, Guernsey : investigations past and present / Jenny Cataroche and Rebecca Gowland -- Past cremation practices from a bioarchaeological perspective : how new methods and techniques revealed conceptual changes in cremation practices during the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age in Denmark / Lise Harvig -- The bioarchaeological analysis of cremation at the Iron age necropolis of Tera (Portugal) / David Gonçalves, Vanessa Campanacho, Tim Thompson and Rui Mataloto -- Funerary rituals and ideologies in the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Carbonia, Sardinia, italy) / Giampaolo Piga, Michele Guirguis and Ethel Allue -- The funerary practice of cremation at Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain) during high empire : contributions from the anthropological analysis of burned human bone / Filipa Cortesão Silva -- The integration of microscopic techniques in cremation studies : a new approach to understanding social identity among cremation practicing groups from early Anglo-Saxon England / Kirsty E. Squires -- Analysing cremated human remains from the southern Brazilian highlands : interpreting archaeological evidence of funerary practice at mound and enclosure complexes in the Pelotas River Valley / Priscilla Ferreira Ulguim -- Case applications of recent research on thermal effects on the skeleton / Douglas H. Ubelaker -- The interpretation and reconstruction of the post-mortem events in a case of scattered burned remains in Chile / Claudia Garrido-Varas and Marisol Intriago-Leiva -- Conclusion / Tim Thompson
Control code
ocn907811630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782978510
Lccn
2015015929
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/ctvgz8mrp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907811630

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