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Coffins and Caskets

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Burial containers took a variety of forms, with coffins (the earlier style) and caskets being distinctly different, differences that are defined here. These containers were made to order by men who ... More


Preliminary Notes on Coffin Fragments Discovered in TT 223

John H. Taylor

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166181
eISBN:
9781617975448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the painted and carved wooden fragments of eight coffins. It assesses their stylistic features and the paleography of their inscriptions to conclude that they belong either to ... More


Dying, being buried and leaving people behind

Steven King

in Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750-1834

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526129000
eISBN:
9781526138859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129000.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the attitudes of parishes to those whose treatment failed and who thus spiralled into a last illness and death. It suggests that officials responded positively and even ... More


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