- Beautiful Things and Bones of Desire: Emerging Issues in the Archaeology of Death and Burial
- Death, Memory, and Material Culture: Catalytic Commemoration and the Cremated Dead
- African Perspectives on Death, Burial, and Mortuary Archaeology
- The Place of Veneration in Early South Asian Buddhism
- The Archaeology of Death and Burial in the Islamic World
- Burial of the Christian Dead in the Later Middle Ages
- The Unburied Dead
- Upper Palaeolithic Mortuary Practices in Eurasia: A Critical Look at the Burial Record
- Power and Society: Mesolithic Europe
- Archaeological Study of Mortuary Practices in the Eastern United States
- The Living and the Dead in later Prehistoric Iberia
- The Powerful Dead of the Inca
- Land Ownership and Landscape Belief: Introduction and Contexts
- Megaliths in North-West Europe: The Cosmology of Sacred Landscapes
- Creating Death: An Archaeology of Dying
- Treating Bodies: Transformative and Communicative Practices
- Preserving the Body
- Cremations in Culture and Cosmology
- Identities in Transformation: Identities, Funerary Rites, and the Mortuary Process
- Death and Gender
- Ancient Identities: Age, Gender, and Ethnicity in Ancient Greek Burials
- Ethnicity and Gender in Roman Funerary Commemoration: Case Studies from the Empire's Frontiers
- Engendering Ancestors through Death Ritual in Ancient China
- Death, Emotion, and the Household among the Late Moche
- Belief and the Archaeology of Death
- Insights into Early Mortuary Practices of <i>Homo</i>
- Equipping and Stripping the Dead: A Case Study on the Procurement, Compilation, Arrangement, and Fragmentation of Grave Inventories in New Kingdom Thebes
Abstract and Keywords
Complexity and social evolution have dominated discussions of Mesolithic burial for the past few decades. In these, both power and society have been framed narrowly, resulting in accounts that do not realize the full potential of the archaeological evidence. If power is expanded beyond ideas of ranking, and society expanded to include non-humans, we can consider not only the effects of powerful individuals, but the power of death, of human and animal body parts, and of places in the landscape.
Chantal Conneller is a senior lecturer in Early Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Manchester. Her current research interests include technology and materials and human-animal relations, in particular the processing and transformation of human and animal bodies. In recent years she has undertaken fieldwork on Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites in Yorkshire, East Anglia and the Channel Islands and she currently co-directs excavations at the Mesolithic site of Star Carr.
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