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"Making a Box Worthy of a Sleeping Beauty": Burial Container Surface Treatments in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries (2020)
This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Recently, a fair amount of attention in historic mortuary literature has been paid to burial container hardware, and to a lesser extent, to the influence of hardware on the socioeconomics of the funeral and burial. However, base surface treatments, such as painting, varnishing, cloth-covering, etc. also influenced social perception and cost. Relatively little has been systematically...