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"Gone But Not Forgotten": Two Hundred Years of Epitaph Memorialization in Northwestern Pennsylvania

Author(s): Mary Ann Owoc ; Janna Napoli

Year: 2015

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Summary

 Notable trends in the popularity, visibility, origin, and content of gravemarker epitaphs in north-western Pennsylvania from 1800 to the present are presented and discussed within the context of regional and general marker analyses. Notable patterns in epitaph selection and use are also examined alongside comparative consumer and industry data from professional monument manufacturers and organizations to present a comprehensive picture of how the interface of ideology, sentiment, consumer culture, and the monument industry has influenced cemetery material culture over the last 200 years.  


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"Gone But Not Forgotten": Two Hundred Years of Epitaph Memorialization in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Mary Ann Owoc, Janna Napoli. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433948)


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Temporal Keywords
Historic


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 133

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America