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Archaeologies of Remembrance

Death and Memory in Past Societies

Editors: Williams, Howard (Ed.)

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How did past communities and individuals remember through social and ritual practices? How important were mortuary practices in processes of remembering and forgetting the past?

This innovative new research work focuses upon identifying strategies of remembrance. Evidence can be found in a range of archaeological remains including the adornment and alteration of the body in life and death, the production, exchange, consumption and destruction of material culture, the construction, use and reuse of monuments, and the social ordering of architectural space and the landscape. This book shows how in the past, as today, shared memories are important and defining aspects of social and ritual traditions, and the practical actions of dealing with and disposing of the dead can form a central focus for the definition of social memory.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-9222-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4613-4845-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archaeologies of Remembrance
Book Subtitle
Death and Memory in Past Societies
Editors
  • Howard Williams
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9222-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9222-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47451-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4845-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 310
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