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Life and death: Material civilisation and mental attitudes

Jo Barnes

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

As early as the second century bc, keeping Rome supplied with food had been a thorny problem. Its population was large, and neither Latium nor the neighbouring regions of Italy could by themselves ... More


Aztalan Mortuary Practices Revisited

Lynne G. Goldstein

in Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Aztalan site sits on the banks of the Crawfish River in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and has been protected as a state park for more than fifty years. Prominent architectural features such as a ... More


Origins

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter considers whether cave burial in Britain starts in the Late Mesolithic or the Early Neolithic. It explores the evidence from cave and shell midden burial sites with early 4th millennium ... More


Written on the body

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the diversity of Neolithic cave burial practices after around 3800 BC. In this period there is evidence of a secondary burial rite which is focussed on the cranium. There is ... More


Deep time

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter reviews the more standardised cave burial practices which appear to have developed after around 3300 BC. All the burials from Middle Neolithic caves where a rite can be reconstructed ... More


Who Were These People? A Sideways View and a Non-answer of Political Proportions

Alex Gibson

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This paper is a review of a broad range of evidence for burial practice in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain. The author asks the difficult question – who were these people – in relation to ... More


Pathways to Ancestral Worlds: Mortuary Practice in the Irish Neolithic

Gabriel Cooney

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This paper offers an overview and review of the evidence for mortuary practice in Ireland in the Late Neolithic period. Assumptions about the chronological relationship between cremation and ... More


Mors Immatura I: Contextualizing the Death and Burial of Infants

Maureen Carroll

in Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199687633
eISBN:
9780191841804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687633.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 analyses published data from cemeteries in Britain, Egypt, Gaul, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, North Africa and Spain in order to explore infant mortality and the location of infant ... More


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