Mortuary Monuments and Burial Grounds of the Historic Period / Edition 1

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Overview

Mortuary Monuments and Burial Grounds of the Historic Period will be an incomparable resource for academic archaeologists, cultural resource management archaeologists, government heritage agencies, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of archaeology with classes in mortuary behavior, or who are studying the historic or post-medieval period. It will also be valuable to cemetery managers, forensic researchers, anthropologists, cultural geographers, folklorists, and social historians.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction 1
1 A Brief History Historical Mortuary Archaeology 2
2 Theoretical Approaches 5
3 Summary 11
Folk Traditions and High Culture: Funerary and Commemorative Practice to the Early 18th Century 13
1 Death 13
2 The Funeral 14
3 Burial Grounds 15
4 Internal Memorials 22
5 External Memorials 24
A Maturing Industry: The Mid-18th Century to Early 20th Century 35
1 The Funeral 36
2 Mourning 40
3 Commemoration 41
4 Burial Grounds and Cemeteries 42
5 Internal Memorials 54
6 External Memorials 58
7 Decoration and Symbols 75
8 Text 80
A Marginalized Activity: From After World War I 83
1 The Funeral 84
2 Mourning 87
3 Commemoration 87
4 Burial Grounds and Cemeteries 89
5 Internal Memorials 93
6 External Memorials 93
Production and Consumption 105
1 Funerary and Mourning Paraphernalia 105
2 Commemoration 107
3 Temporal Change 116
4 Spatial Change 117
Social Structures 121
1 The Relationship between Living Communities and Burial Ground Populations 121
2 Status 122
3 Family Structures 124
4 Institutional Structures 131
5 Patterns of Dependency 131
6 Social Hierarchies 132
7 Necrogeography 133
8 Emulation 134
Identities 137
1 Religious Affiliation 138
2 Ethnicity 145
3 Linguistic Group 147
4 Vocational Identity 148
Attitudes toward Death, the Body and Remembrance 157
1 The Manner of Death 158
2 Attitudes toward the Body 159
3 Grave Refurbishment 174
Carrying Out a Study 179
1 Methodological Issues 179
2 Project Fieldwork Planning 189
3 Sampling 194
4 Survey 196
5 Researching Memorials 201
6 Analysis 205
7 Excavation 207
Conservation, Education, and Display 211
1 Ethics and Methods of Conservation 211
2 Historic Burial Grounds in Education 217
3 Public Interpretation and Display 222
App. 1: Examples of Recording Systems 229
App. 2: Useful Addresses 233
Bibliography 235
Index 261
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