The Resource A taphonomic approach to the re-analysis of the human remains from the Neolithic chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney, Rebecca Crozier

A taphonomic approach to the re-analysis of the human remains from the Neolithic chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney, Rebecca Crozier

Label
A taphonomic approach to the re-analysis of the human remains from the Neolithic chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney
Title
A taphonomic approach to the re-analysis of the human remains from the Neolithic chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Crozier
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Megalithic tombs in Orkney have yielded some of the largest volumes of human remains in Neolithic Britain -- a significant resource. However, discrete skeletons are lacking, the researcher often presented with formidable volumes of disarticulated and comingled remains. Themes of transformation, fragmentation and manipulation of the body permeate the literature, conferring on the megalithic structures significance as places of transition. Previously, the inherent complexity of the remains has made them an unattractive proposition for detailed study. However, advances in taphonomic analysis mean [that] techniques now exist for approaching such complex assemblages. A study has now been successfully carried out on the Orcadian remains, uncovering a wealth of new data. This data, presented here, draws attention to subtle variations in funerary ritual between and within the tombs, and pushes for a dramatic reconsideration of our current understanding of the practices and cosmologies associated with these enigmatic structures."--Back cover (page 4 of cover)
  • "The primary site investigated is the Maeshowe-type tomb of Quanterness on Mainland, Orkney. In order to further contextualise the results obtained from the analysis, four further assemblages -- Quoyness, Sanday; Cuween Hill, Mainland; Pierowall Quarry, Westray; Point of Cott, Westray -- and a sample from a fifth, Isbister, South Ronaldsay, are also examined."--From Abstract, page xviii
Member of
Cataloging source
UKUOY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crozier, Rebecca
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN776.22.G7
LC item number
C76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
BAR British series
Series volume
635
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Burial
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Tombs
  • Megalithic monuments
  • Neolithic period
  • Taphonomy
  • Archaeology
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Archaeology
  • Neolithic period
  • Scotland
Label
A taphonomic approach to the re-analysis of the human remains from the Neolithic chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney, Rebecca Crozier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-315)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xviii, 315 pages
Isbn
9781407315713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030821317
  • (OCoLC)on1030821317
Label
A taphonomic approach to the re-analysis of the human remains from the Neolithic chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney, Rebecca Crozier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-315)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xviii, 315 pages
Isbn
9781407315713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030821317
  • (OCoLC)on1030821317

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...