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The archaeology of cremation : burned human remains in funerary studies
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ISBN: 9781782978480 1782978488 9781782978497 1782978496 1782978518 Year: 2015 Publisher: Oxford Oxbow Books

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"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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Human remains : another dimension : the application of imaging to the study of human remains
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ISBN: 0128046023 0128046732 9780128046029 Year: 2017

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Human remains : another dimension : the application of imaging to the study of human remains
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Year: 2017 Publisher: London, England : Academic Press,

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Archaeology --- Methodology.


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The winning moment : paintings of the Americaʾs Cup, 1851-1987
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ISBN: 039302413X Year: 1986 Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton,

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Sailors --- America's Cup --- History.


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Human identity and identification
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ISBN: 1107233755 1139609882 1139029983 1139608401 1139615467 1139624768 1139611747 1139621041 1283943042 Year: 2013 Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,

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"Few things are as interesting to us as our own bodies and, by extension, our own identities. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the relationship between the body, environment and society. Reflecting upon these developments, this book examines the role of the body in human identification, in the forging of identities, and the ways in which it embodies our social worlds. The approach is integrative, taking a uniquely biological perspective and reflecting on current discourse in the social sciences. With particular reference to bioarchaeology and forensic science, the authors focus on the construction and categorisation of the body within scientific and popular discourse, examining its many tissues, from the outermost to the innermost, from the skin to DNA. Synthesising two, traditionally disparate, strands of research, this is a valuable contribution to research on human identification and the embodiment of identity."--

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