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Natural Mummification as a Non-Normative Mortuary Custom of Modern Period Sicily (1600–1800)

Dario Piombino-Mascali and Kenneth C. Nystrom

in The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange: Bioarchaeological Explorations of Atypical Burials

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401032
eISBN:
9781683401216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401032.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The island of Sicily is home to a large number of spontaneously mummified remains, dating from the 16th to 19th centuries CE, most of which are located in the renowned Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, ... More


Human Sacrifice

John Parker

in In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.003.0010
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter recounts the broader Akan world's or Asante's human sacrifice. It notes that the practice, as established by Law, was widespread in those parts of the West African coastal and forest ... More


Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Ancient to Contemporary Times

Charlotte Horlyck and Michael J. Pettid (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839680
eISBN:
9780824868567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839680.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Death and the activities and beliefs surrounding it can teach us much about the ideals and cultures of the living. While biologically death is an end to physical life, this break is not quite so ... More


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