Mortuary Pratices And Social Transformation

Author: Joanne M. Rowland
Editor: Studies in Funerary Archaeolog
ISBN: 9781789251722
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This latest volume in the Studies in Funerary Archaeology series presents an Egyptian case study from the 4th millennium BC within the framework of wider studies and analyses of early complex societies. Mortuary Practices and Social Transformation is concerned with means by which to approach mortuary data - especially when there is a considerable lack of settlement data - to consider both what it can tell about the living world, but also what it can tell us about relationships between the dead and the living. The volume gives an overview of the period prior to and during the rise of the Egyptian state and presents a clear methodology for approaching mortuary data, including the importance of chronological divisions by which researchers can have the opportunity to monitor change over time. Joanne Rowland embeds discussion of the results of her analysis within a comparison of various aspects of mortuary data throughout Egypt from the Neolithic until the Early Dynastic period (late 6th millennium-c. 2900 BC) emphasising aspects of regional differentiation, as well as local environmental niches, and addressing questions as to the actual purpose for the foundation of these sites, their function(s) and reasons for their variable longevity. This in-depth study is the first monograph dealing with data from the cemetery of Kafr Hassan Dawood, and, as such, presents a section on the ceramic chronology for the site, within the framework of other Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egyptian sites.
Mortuary Pratices and Social Transformation
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Joanne M. Rowland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-30 - Publisher: Studies in Funerary Archaeolog

This latest volume in the Studies in Funerary Archaeology series presents an Egyptian case study from the 4th millennium BC within the framework of wider studies and analyses of early complex societies. Mortuary Practices and Social Transformation is concerned with means by which to approach mortuary data - especially when
Transformation by Fire
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Gabriel Cooney
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-27 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Transformation by Fire offers a current assessment of the archaeological research on the widespread social practice of cremation. Editors Ian Kuijt, Colin P. Quinn, and Gabriel Cooney chart a path for the development of interpretive archaeology surrounding this complex social process.
Funerary Archaeology and Changing Identities: Community Practices in Roman-Period Sardinia
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Mauro Puddu
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-30 - Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

This book analyses in detail the funerary evidence from burial sites in southern and central Sardinia, proposing an alternative interpretation of the island and of other Roman Provinces in which local communities played an active and creative role in shaping back the Roman-world within the specific material and historical conditions
Mortuary Tradition and Social Transformation During the Late Intermediate Period (A. D. 1100-1450)
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Matthew Carlos Velasco
Categories: Colca River Valley (Arequipa, Peru)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

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Death and Changing Rituals
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: J. Rasmus Brandt, HÎkon Ingvaldsen, Marina Prusac
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-31 - Publisher: Oxbow Books

The forms by which a deceased person may be brought to rest are as many as there are causes of death. In most societies the disposal of the corpse is accompanied by some form of celebration or ritual which may range from a simple act of deportment in solitude to