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Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East: Recent Contributions from Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Archaeology

Editor(s): Benjamin W. Porter ; Alexis Boutin

Year: 2014

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Summary

Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East is among the first comprehensive treatments to present the diverse ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations memorialized and honored their dead, using mortuary rituals, human skeletal remains, and embodied identities as a window into the memory work of past societies.

In six case studies teams of researchers with different skill sets—osteological analysis, faunal analysis, culture history and the analysis of written texts, and artifact analysis—integrate mortuary analysis with bioarchaeological techniques. Drawing upon different kinds of data, including human remains, ceramics, jewelry, spatial analysis, and faunal remains found in burial sites from across the region's societies, the authors paint a robust and complex picture of death in the ancient Near East.

Demonstrating the still under-explored potential of bioarchaeological analysis in ancient societies, Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East serves as a model for using multiple lines of evidence to reconstruct commemoration practices. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian societies, the archaeology of death and burial, bioarchaeology, and human skeletal biology.

This resource is a sample of "Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East: Recent Contributions from Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Archaeology." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East: Recent Contributions from Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Archaeology. Benjamin W. Porter, Alexis Boutin. 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C Boulder, Colorado 80303: University Press of Colorado. 2014 ( tDAR id: 399135) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8CF9RQX


URL: http://www.upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/2042-remembering-...


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min long: 19.336; min lat: 12.039 ; max long: 74.707; max lat: 49.724 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Beth Svinarich ; Christina Torres-Rouff

Contributor(s): Benjamin W. Porter ; Alexis Boutin ; Rachel Bichener ; Michele Buzon ; Stuart Campbell ; Meredith Chesson ; Gretchen R. Dabbs ; Blair M. Daverman ; Lesley Gregoricka ; Sarah Kansa ; Hannah Lau ; William Pestle ; Susan G. Sheridan ; Stuart Smith ; Jaime Ullinger ; Melissa Zabecki

Permitting Agency(s): University Press of Colorado

Repository(s): University Press of Colorado


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General Note: This resource is a sample of "Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East: Recent Contributions from Bioarchaeology and Mortuary Archaeology." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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