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
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
Index
no index present
LC call number
CC79.5.H85
LC item number
A83 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Timothy James Upton
Series statement
Studies in funerary archaeology
Series volume
volume 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Cremation
  • Cremation
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient
  • Death
  • Social archaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archaeology
Label
The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies, edited by Tim Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781782978480
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015008202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99963754036
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887856526
  • (OCoLC)ocn887856526
Label
The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies, edited by Tim Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781782978480
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015008202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99963754036
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887856526
  • (OCoLC)ocn887856526

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