Deathways of the durotriges: Reconstructing identity through archaeothanatology in later Iron Age southern Britain
Deathways of the Durotriges: Reconstructing identity through archaeothanatology in later Iron Age southern Britain
Editors: Knüsel, C. and Schotsmans, E.
Place of Publication: Abingdon / New York
Through its careful and systematic observations of funerary deposits and their content, archaeothanatology lends itself well to the reconstruction of funerary practices and rituals, and, in the process, to establishing normative patterns of the funerary ritual through which a community expresses its identity. Despite debate on whether or not it is possible to accurately reconstruct such intangible aspects of life as behaviour and identity using archaeological evidence, ethnographic, sociological, and even forensic studies demonstrate that the conduct of peoples and the identities it reflects leave material traces in patterns that are at least broadly consistent. It is, therefore, possible through such observations to reconstruct, albeit partially, past actions and consequently the identities they express.
Deathways of the Durotriges: reconstructing identity through archaeothanatology in later Iron Age southern Britain.
Editors: Knusel, C.J. and Schotsmans, E.
Place of Publication: London
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