Remembering the dead in the ancient Near East: recent contributions from bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology
Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East is among the first comprehensive treatments to present the diverse ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations memorialized and honored their dead, using mortuary rituals, human skeletal remains, and embodied identities as a window into the memory work of past societies. In six case studies teams of researchers with different skillsets; osteological analysis, faunal analysis, culture history and the analysis of written texts, and artifact analysis; integrate mortuary analysis with bioarchaeological techniques. Drawing upon different kinds of ...
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