In Remembrance: Archaeology and Death

Synopsis

In recent years, federal and state governments have recognized their responsibility for the protection of unmarked ancient burial grounds that may be threatened by modern land use activities and natural disasters. The editors have compiled case studies that reflect effective answers to removal, analysis, and reburial of human remains by archaeologists. Each study provides fascinating research from the excavation of historic cemeteries, which has added considerable knowledge to our understanding of factors relating to health, disease, and trauma, and the social histories of the diverse human communities occupying North America during the last three centuries. The volume also represents an important resource guide for archaeologists, historians, and other researchers concerning the sensitive treatment of the nation's historic burying grounds and cemeteries exposed by 20th century changes to the landscape.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sharon Ann Burnston
  • Ted A. Rathbun
  • Steven D. Smith
  • Shawn M. Phillips
  • Amy Maish
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1997

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