This book provides an historical archaeology of death, burial and bereavement from the Reformation to the present.
About the Author
Sarah Tarlow is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales, Lampeter, where she teaches courses in the archaeology of death, later historical periods and aspects of archaeological method and theory. Since receiving her PhD in archaeology from Cambridge University, she has published articles on the later historical archaeology of Britain and on the archaeology of death. Her current research interests are in archaeologies of the human body and in utopian communities. She is co-editor of The Familiar Past? Archaeologies of Later Historical Britain (1998).
Table of Contents
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1. A historical archaeology of death.
2. Towards an archaeology of bereavement and commemoration:death, emotion and metaphor.
3. Changing commemorative practices in Orkney.
4. A living memory and a corrupting corpse.
5. Remembering the dead in the nineteenth century: a lovestory.
6. War and remembrance.
7. Loved and lost.