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Age and Health  

Walter Scheidel

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
Roman Egypt is the only part of the ancient world where documentary evidence for the age composition of the general population has survived. Pertinent information is provided by extant ... More

Ancient Identities  

Gillian Shepherd

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May 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter illustrates the ways in which three critical social identities—age, gender, and ethnicity—could be depicted through the archaeological mortuary record of ancient Greece and Greek ... More

Beautiful Things and Bones of Desire  

Liv Nilsson Stutz and Sarah Tarlow

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May 2013
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Aug 2013
The archaeological study of death is a multifaceted field of study. Rapidly developing scientific and technical methods of examining human remains allow modern scholars to examine past lives through ... More

Belief and the Archaeology of Death  

Sarah Tarlow

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May 2013
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Aug 2013
Belief is not the same as religion, although the two words are often used as synonyms. Instead, beliefs may pertain to any aspect of how the world is known and understood and are the frameworks upon ... More

Chambered Tombs and Passage Graves of Western and Northern Europe  

Vicki Cummings, Magdalena S. Midgley†, and Chris Scarre

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2014
This contribution explores variations in the construction, form, use, and re-use of Neolithic chambered tombs in three key areas of northern and western Europe: (1) France and Iberia; (2) ... More

City of the Dead: Tuna el-Gebel  

Katja Lembke

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article begins with an overview of the history of excavations and exploration at Tuna el-Gebel. It then discusses the site of Tuna el-Gebel; the necropolis of Tuna el-Gebel before ... More

Constructing the Invisible: Light and Darkness in the Topography of Hades  

Athanasia Zografou

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Oct 2017
In ancient Greek thought, Hades constitutes, inter alia, the incarnation of the invisible— an apparent contradiction of efforts to represent the dark kingdom of the lord of dead. After a ... More

Contextualizing Grave Goods  

Fredrik Ekengren

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May 2013
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Aug 2013
The material culture of mortuary practices is one of the central sources at our disposal in the archaeological interpretation of past societies. The purpose of this chapter is thus to present a ... More

Death  

Timothy Taylor

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Death is a broader subject within the archaeology of ritual and religion than recognizable funerary rites. The intersect between death and belief has resulted in many of the most ... More

Death, Emotion, and the Household among the Late Moche  

Erica Hill

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May 2013
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Aug 2013
Archaeologists have generally avoided the issue of emotion in archaeological interpretation, with the result that even death and burial remain emotionless landscapes in the past. In this chapter, I ... More

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