Deviant Burial in the Archaeological Record

Author: Eileen M. Murphy

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782975357

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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This edited volume contains twelve papers that present evidence on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic through to Post-Medieval periods and includes case studies from some ten countries. It has long been recognised by archaeologists that certain individuals in a variety of archaeological cultures from diverse periods and locations have been accorded differential treatment in burial relative to other members of their society. These individuals can include criminals, women who died during childbirth, unbaptised infants, people with disabilities, and supposed revenants, to name but a few. Such burials can be identifiable in the archaeological record from an examination of the location and external characteristics of the grave site. Furthermore, the position of the body in addition to its association with unusual grave goods can be a further feature of atypical burials. The motivation behind such non-normative burial practices is also diverse and can be related to a wide variety of social and religious beliefs. It is envisaged that the volume will make a significant contribution towards our understanding of the complexities involved when dealing with non-normative burials in the archaeological record.
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Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Author: Andrew Reynolds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199544557

Category: History

Page: 324

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A detailed study of the ways in which Anglo-Saxon society dealt with social outcasts. It begins with the period following Roman rule and ends in the century following the Norman Conquest. The author argues that outcast burials in this period showed a clear pattern of development.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650390

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.
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Jebel Moya

Author: Rudolf Gerharz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050021478

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 355

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Recht und Kultur im frühmittelalterlichen Alemannien

Rechtsgeschichte, Archäologie und Geschichte des 7. und 8. Jahrhunderts

Author: Sebastian Brather

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110459434

Category: Philosophy

Page: 377

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Dieser Band bietet eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme der Forschung zu den frühmittelalterlichen Lebenswelten in der Alamannia. Angesichts erheblicher Fortschritte und gewandelter Perspektiven in Rechtsgeschichte, Archäologie und Geschichtswissenschaft wird damit ein Desiderat erfüllt. Die Beiträge zeichnen anhand von Text- und Sprachzeugnissen sowie archäologischen Befunde ein komplexes Bild frühmittelalterlicher Lebenswelten in der Alamannia, wobei die Frage nach dem Verhältnis von rechtlichen Normen zu sozialen, kulturellen sowie religiösen Praktiken im Mittelpunkt steht. Fünf zentrale Felder strukturieren den Aufbau des Bandes: Archäologie und Geschichte, Recht und Sprache, Habitus und Bestattungen, Siedlung und Wirtschaft sowie Kirche und Glaube. Der interdisziplinäre Ansatz bilanziert methodische Probleme der Quelleninterpretation ebenso wie die Folgen wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen Ballasts und bietet eine komplexe Rekonstruktion frühmittelalterlicher Lebenswelten.
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Frauen der Vikingzeit

Author: Judith Jesch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal,Bonnie A. Glencross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390520

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
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Medicine, Healing and Performance

Author: Effie Gemi-Iordanou,Stephen Gordon,Robert Matthew,Ellen McInnes

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782971688

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Whether it is the binding of shattered bones or the creation of herbal remedies, human agency is a central feature of the healing process. Both archaeological and anthropological research has contributed much to our understanding of the performative aspects of medicine. The papers contained in this volume, based on a session conducted at the 2010 Theoretical Archaeology Conference, take a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic, addressing such issues as the cultural conception of disease; the impact of gender roles on healing strategies; the possibilities afforded by syncretism; the relationship between material culture and the body; and the role played by the active agency of the sick.
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Die Welt der altorientalischen Bildsymbolik und das Alte Testament

am Beispiel der Psalmen

Author: Othmar Keel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525536384

Category: History

Page: 390

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Altorientalische Kunst und Altes Testament Das bewährte Standardwerk zum Verständnis der Psalmen im Lichte der altorientalischen Kunst in einer Studienausgabe. In einem Übersichtsbericht wird ein möglichst breites Bildmaterial allen an der biblischen Welt interessierten Personen leicht zugänglich gemacht. Dabei wird auf Ähnlichkeiten zwischen der Problemlage und der Vorstellungwelt dieser Bilder und solcher des Alten Testaments, speziell der Psalmen, hingewiesen. Der große Bildband von Othmar Keel hat sich seit seinem Erscheinen nicht nur als ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für die alttestamentliche Exegese, sondern auch als nützlicher Geschenkband für alle an derBibelInteressierten erwiesen. Vier Auflagen sind in Koproduktion bei den Verlagen Benziger und Neukirchen erschienen und inzwischen vergriffen. Pressestimmen "Keel legt in seinem Prachtband ein Werk vor, das den Psalmeninterpreten helfen wird, in den großen und kleinen Fragen ihres Forschungsbereiches weiterzukommen. Von diesem Band darf man schwärmen! Seine Zeichnungen und Tafeln sind ein Augenschmaus; der Textteil ist auf weite Strecken ein Genuß. Endlich wieder ein Buch, das nicht nur von ,Vorstellungen' redet, sondern sie auch in der exegetischen Zuspitzung auf bestimmte Bibeltexte, die Psalmen, visuell vorführt." E. Gerstenberger, in: Beihefte zur Evangelischen Theologie Der Autor Dr. theol. Othmar Keel ist Professor für Altes Testament an der Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Fribourg.
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Beiträge zur Archäozoologie und prähistorischen Anthropologie

8. Arbeitstreffen der Osteologen, Konstanz 1993 im Andenken an Joachim Boessneck

Author: Joachim Boessneck,Mostefa Kokabi,Joachim Wahl,Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806211559

Category: Human remains (Archaeology)

Page: 452

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Exploring Prehistoric Identity in Europe

Our Construct or Theirs?

Author: Victoria Ginn,Rebecca Enlander,Rebecca Crozier

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1842177478

Category: History

Page: 176

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Identity is relational and a construct, and is expressed in a myriad of ways. For example, material culture and its pluralist meanings have been readily manipulated by humans in a prehistoric context in order to construct personal and group identities. Artefacts were often from or reminiscent of far-flung places and were used to demonstrate membership of an (imagined) regional, or European community. Earthworks frequently archive maximum visual impact through elaborate ramparts and entrances with the minimum amount of effort, indicating that the construction of identities were as much in the eye of the perceivor, as of the perceived. Variations in domestic architectural style also demonstrate the malleability of identity, and the prolonged, intermittent use of particular places for specific functions indicates that the identity of place is just as important in our archaeological understanding as the identity of people. By using a wide range of case studies, both temporally and spatially, these thought processes may be explored further and diachronic and geographic patterns in expressions of identity investigated.
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Vampyrismus

Author: Gerard van Swieten

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734721083

Category: History

Page: 23

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Dieses zeithistorische Werk des Autors Gerard van Swieten von 1768 beschreibt das Phänomen des Vampirismus.
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Richtstättenarchäologie

Author: Jost Auler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3938473177

Category: Execution sites

Page: 636

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