The Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East
Stuart Campbell, Anthony Green
Oxbow Books, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 297 pages
The conference in Manchester in 1992 which this book came out of was organised to raise the profile of the study of mortuary remains in the Ancient Near East. Thirty papers from the conference are published here, covering a wide variety of regions and periods, from Epipalaeolithic to modern. Many different aspects are examined: physical anthropology, burial goods, social structure, ethoarchaeology, etc. This volume has a wide relevance not only to the areas specifically addressed, but also in the interpretation of burial remains and the evolution of society.
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The Visibility of Prehistoric Burials in the Southern Levant
New Data on Burials from the Pottery Neolithic Period
The use of model objects as Predynastic Egyptian grave
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