Can you believe there’s only a week left in our Oxbow Advent? But never fear, the end is something just a new beginning. Check out these Funerary Archaeology books for our Day 17 reveal!
Use code ADVENT17 when shopping at Casemate Academic to get 50% off these five books. This code is valid for today only, offer ending midnight.
"And So the Tomb Remained"
Exploring Archaeology and Forensic Science within Connecticut's Historical Family Mausolea
"And So The Tomb Remains" tells the stories of the Connecticut State Archaeologist’s investigations into five 18th/19th century family tombs.
The Archaeology of Post-depositional Interactions with the Dead
Edeltraud Aspöck, Alison Klevnäs, Nils Müller-Scheeßel
This volume examines the post-depositional interactions of past humans and the way that graves and human remains were approached by people in the past.
Death and Changing Rituals
Function and meaning in ancient funerary practices
J. Rasmus Brandt, Håkon Roland, Marina Prusac
The contributions presented here are focused not on the examination of different funerary practices, their function and meaning, but on the changes of such rituals – how and when they occurred and how they may be explained.
The Archaeology of Cremation
Burned Human Remains in Funerary Studies
First comprehensive study of the processes, ritual and practices involved in the cremation of human bodies and the methodologies that can be applied to the study of cremated human remains using both new and traditional methods of study.
Towards a Social Bioarchaeology of the Mycenaean Period
A biocultural analysis of human remains from the Voudeni cemetery, Achaea, Greece
This book investigates the complex relationship between funerary treatment and wider social dynamics through a contextual analysis of human skeletal remains and associated mortuary data from Voudeni, an important Mycenaean (1400-1050 BC) chamber tomb cemetery in Achaea, Greece.