Gathered in Death

Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives on Collective Burial and Social Organisation

This volume addresses the topic of collective burial practices, focusing on two main questions: "Who are the deceased buried together in collective tombs?" and “Why are these deceased buried collectively?” Archaeologists, ethnologists and ethnoarchaeologists examin case studies from antiquity to nowadays. Read More

This volume comprises the proceedings of an international workshop that took place at the UCLouvain in Belgium on the 8th and 9th of December 2016. This workshop addressed the topic of collective burial practices, focusing on two main questions: "Who are the deceased buried together in collective tombs?" and “Why are these deceased buried collectively?” Archaeologists, ethnologists and ethnoarchaeologists were thus invited to discuss the identity of the deceased deposited in collective burial places, as well as the ideological and social motivations for gathering the dead in the same tomb over several generations. The chapters in the volume examine case studies ranging from contemporary Madagascar and Austronesia to the Prehistoric Mediterranean and Dynastic Europe. They also reinitiate discussions regarding the potential of archaeological and anthropobiological datasets to approach social organization among past populations.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Editorial coordination by
Aurore Schmitt, Sylviane Déderix, Isabelle Crevecoeur,
Collection
AEGIS
Language
English
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Publisher’s website for a specified work
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC003000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology > SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
BIC subject category (UK)
JH Sociology & anthropology
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
Title First Published
31 July 2018
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Archéologie
: Archéologie et histoire de l'art

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Publication Date
31 July 2018
ISBN-13
9782875586995
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Main content page count : 214
Legal Copyright Date
427 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Code
97176
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21 x 29.7 cm
Weight
554 grams
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No outer packaging
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28.00 €
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Publication Date
31 July 2018
ISBN-13
9782875587008
Extent
Main content page count : 214
Legal Copyright Date
427 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Code
97176PDF
List Price
18.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Gathered to their Fathers… 17
Jan Driessen
1. Introduction 21
Towards a Theoretical and Methodological Framework for the Study of Collective Burial Practices
Sylviane Déderix
Aurore Schmitt
Isabelle Crevecoeur
2. Collective and Single Burial in Madagascar 41
Mike Parker Pearson
Denis Regnier
3. Houses for Bones 63
Collective Disposal of the Dead among the Uut Danum of Borneo
Pascal Couderc
4. Current Collective Graves in the Austronesian World 85
A few Remarks about Sumba and Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Christian Jeunesse
Anthony Denaire
5. Who is Who in the Grave? 107
A Cross-Cultural Approach
Estella Weiss-Krejci
6. The Social Implications of Death in Prehistoric Malta 125
Caroline Malone
Rowan McLaughlin
Bernardette Mercieca-Spiteri
Eoin Parkinson
Ronika Power
Jay Stock
Simon Stoddart
Jess Thompson
7. 101 Ways of Creating Collective Burials 141
The Exceptional Cretan Tombs in the Context of the 3rd Millennium BC Mediterranean
Borja Legarra Herrero
8. Counting Individuals, Reconstructing Groups 159
A Critical Review of Bioarchaeological Data from Middle Helladic and Mycenaean Graves
Nikolas Papadimitriou
9. The Value of Recent Biochemical Analysis for Collective Burial Sites 189
Mélie Le Roy
    

    
Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives on Collective Burial Practices
Aurore Schmitt
Sylviane Déderix


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