Burial Terminology: A Guide for Researchers by Roderick Sprague

By Roderick Sprague

With archaeological practices being as assorted because the cultures they research, little enhance has been made to standardize the nomenclature utilized in the Western medical global to explain the actual point of burial and other kinds of physique disposal, which might let researchers to explain and accurately evaluate those targeted and revealing practices. fashionable archaeologist Roderick Sprague ultimately offers a long-overdue and much-needed logical define of the variables that are supposed to be indexed to explain our bodies, grave items, and tombs, developing ordinary phrases for the archaeologists who excavate those burials. Drawing from examples and terminology in historic archaeology, prehistory, ethnography, and forensic anthropology, this good illustrated, useful, and simple reference textual content may be quintessential to all researchers in those and similar fields.

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