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Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society

Howard Williams and Melanie Giles


This volume addresses the relationship between archaeologists and the dead, through the many dimensions of their relationships: in the field (through practical and legal issues), in the lab (through their analysis and interpretation), and in their written, visual and exhibitionary practice—disseminated to a variety of academic and public audiences. Written from a variety of perspectives, its authors address the experience, effect, ethical considerations, and cultural politics of working with mortuary archaeology. Whilst some papers reflect institutional or organizational approaches, others are ... More

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198753537
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198753537.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Williams, editor

Melanie Giles, editor

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Part 1 Investigating the Dead

3 Personhood and Re-Embodiment in Osteological Practice

John McClelland and Jessica I. Cerezo-Román

Part 2 Displaying the Dead

Part 3 Public Mortuary Archaeology

17 Digging the Dead in a Digital Media Age

Duncan Sayer and Tony Walter

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