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Funerary practices  

Patrice Brun

Online publication date:
Mar 2018
This chapter surveys burial practices across Iron Age Europe, working outwards from the Circum-Alpine zone. During this period, only a fraction of the population was formally buried, in ... More

Materializing Light, Making Worlds: Optical Image Projection within the Megalithic Passage Tombs of Britain and Ireland  

Aaron Watson and Ronnie Scott

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Aug 2017
The distinctive architecture of Neolithic passage tombs reproduces the fundamental format of a camera obscura. Could Neolithic people have projected animated images of the outside world ... More

Roman Sarcophagi and Children  

Janet Huskinson

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
The chapter opens by defining ‘Roman’ and ‘children’ (in Roman sarcophagus terms) and problems inherent in both. The discussion starts with a brief description and outline of Roman burial ... More

Where Are the Children? Locating Children in Funerary Space in the Ancient Greek World  

Gillian Shepherd

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
Children are often underrepresented in ancient Greek cemeteries in terms of retrievable burials, and their visibility in major formal city cemeteries can vary considerably with time and ... More

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