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Death and Burial in Iron Age Britain

Dennis Harding

Abstract

Archaeologists have long acknowledged the absence of a regular and recurrent burial rite in the British Iron Age, and have looked to rites such as cremation and scattering of remains to explain the minimal impact of funerary practices on the archaeological record. Pit-burials or the deposit of disarticulated bones in settlements have been dismissed as casual disposal or the remains of social outcasts. In Death and Burial in Iron Age Britain, Harding examines the deposition of human and animal remains from the period - from whole skeletons to disarticulated fragments - and challenges the assum ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199687565.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dennis Harding, author