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Title The Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East
Author Stuart Campbell
Publisher Oxbow Books Limited
Release Date 1995
Category History
Total Pages 297
ISBN UOM:39015037426999
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The conference in Manchester in 1992 (which this book came out of) was organised to raise the profile of the study of mortuary remains in the Ancient Near East. Thirty papers from the conference are published here, covering a wide variety of regions and periods, from Epipalaeolithic to modern. Many different aspects are examined: physical anthropology, burial goods, social structure, ethoarchaeology, etc. This volume has a wide relevance not only to the areas specifically addressed, but also in the interpretation of burial remains and the evolution of society. This book is a reprint of the January, 1995 original.

Title Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East
Author Benjamin W. Porter
Publisher University Press of Colorado
Release Date 2014-10-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781607323259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 skillsets—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 underexplored 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.

Title Death and Dying in the Neolithic Near East
Author Karina Croucher
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2012
Category History
Total Pages 372
ISBN 9780199693955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Going beyond traditional concerns such as wealth, status, and social hierarchy, Karina Croucher here explores a variety of new approaches to the mortuary archaeology of the Neolithic Near East. Case studies reinterpret the remarkable plastered skulls, as well as plaster statuary, headless burials, relationships between human and animal remains, food consumption and cannibalism. Topics such as human interaction with the environment, identity, personhood and gender are stressed, providing a window on a more complex, more "humanised" Near Eastern Neolithic.

Sacred Killing by Anne Porter

Title Sacred Killing
Author Anne Porter
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2012-10-15
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781575066769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is sacrifice? How can we identify it in the archaeological record? And what does it tell us about the societies that practice it? Sacred Killing: The Archaeology of Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East investigates these and other questions through the evidence for human and animal sacrifice in the Near East from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic periods. Drawing on sociocultural anthropology and history in addition to archaeology, the book also includes evidence from ancient China and a riveting eyewitness account and analysis of sacrifice in contemporary India, which engage some of the key issues at stake. Sacred Killing vividly presents a variety of methods and theories in the study of one of the most profound and disturbing ritual activities humans have ever practiced.

Title The Archaeology of Death in Roman Syria
Author Lidewijde de Jong
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2017-07-31
Category History
Total Pages 355
ISBN 9781107131415
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the first centuries of the Common Era, an eclectic collection of plain and embellished underground and aboveground tombs filled the cemeteries of the Roman province of Syria. Its inhabitants used rituals of commemoration to express messages about their local identity, family, and social position, while simultaneously ensuring that the deceased was given proper burial rites. In this book, Lidewijde de Jong investigates these customs and the belief systems that governed the choices made in the commemoration of men, women and children. Presenting the first all-inclusive overview of the archaeology of death in Roman Syria, the book combines spatial analysis of cemeteries with the study of funerary architecture and decoration, grave goods, and information about the deceased provided by sculptural, epigraphic, and osteological sources. It also sheds a new light on life and death in Syria and offers a novel way of understanding provincial culture in the Roman Empire.

Title Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East
Author Richard E. Averbeck
Publisher Capital Decisions Limited
Release Date 2003
Category History
Total Pages 500
ISBN UOM:39015056436051
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pal Orient by Anonim

Title Pal orient
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Antiquities, Prehistoric
Total Pages 86
ISBN PSU:000055979689
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Archaeology Of Death And Burial by Reader in Archaeology Michael Parker Pearson

Title The Archaeology of Death and Burial
Author Reader in Archaeology Michael Parker Pearson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Burial
Total Pages 250
ISBN UCSC:32106015142406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book reviews the latest research in this field, and describes the sometimes controversial interpretations that have led to rapid advances in our understanding of life and death in the distant past.".

Title Daily Life Materiality and Complexity in Early Urban Communities of the Southern Levant
Author Meredith S. Chesson
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2011-07-21
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781575066554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume emerges from a session honoring Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub held during the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Atlanta, Georgia and includes expanded versions of many of the papers presented in that session. By gathering in Atlanta, and by participating in this volume, the contributors honor the careers and scholarly passions of Walt and Tom, whose work in southern Levantine archaeology began in the 1960s when they were young scholars working with Paul Lapp. The breadth and depth of experience of the contributors’ disciplinary and theoretical interests reflects the shared influence of and esteem for Walt’s and Tom’s own scholarly gifts as archaeologists, mentors, collaborators, and intellectual innovators. The primary disciplinary “homes” for the scholars contributing to this volume encompass a broad range of methods and approaches to learning about the past: anthropological archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, biblical archaeology, and physical anthropology. Their institutional “homes” include universities and institutes in Canada, Denmark, Israel, Jordan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States; their theoretical “homes” include the broadly-conceived archaeological frameworks of culture-history, processualism, and post-processualism. Collectively, these papers reflect the enormous breadth of influence that Tom’s and Walt’s scholarly contributions have made to EB studies. Walt and Tom shared a gift that many have benefited from: gentle listening, questioning, and pushing for more sophisticated analyses of Early Bronze Age life. Their eager engagement of younger scholars, as well as their involvement with their peers, arises from their dedication to listening well, devoting time to others’ ideas and perspectives, and a generous willingness to give freely to others out of the rich depths of their lifelong scholarly pursuits and profound understanding of the Early Bronze Age, archaeology, and life in general. Many of the contributors to this volume have gained greater understanding because of Walt’s and Tom’s gift of listening, keen insights, and bottomless enthusiasm for learning more about the past and the present in the southern Levant. The 18 essays presented here are to honor both men for these gifts both to the discipline of archaeology and to so many of us engaged in that intellectual endeavor.

Near Eastern Archaeology by Suzanne Richard

Title Near Eastern Archaeology
Author Suzanne Richard
Publisher Eisenbrauns
Release Date 2003
Category History
Total Pages 486
ISBN 9781575060835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Annotation Filling a gap in classroom texts, more than 60 essays by major scholars in the field have been gathered to create the most up-to-date and complete book available on Levantine and Near Eastern archaeology. The book is divided into two sections: "Theory, Method, and Context," and "Cultural Phases and Topics," which together provide both methodological and areal coverage of the subject. The text is complemented by many line drawings and photographs. Includes a foreword by W.G. Dever.

Title Violence and the Sacred in the Ancient Near East
Author Ian Hodder
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2019-03-14
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781108476027
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is primarily for researchers and students in the archaeology of the Ancient Near East. The volume results from intense interaction between archaeologists at these sites and a group of theorists studying the scholarship of René Girard.

Report Of The Department Of Antiquities Cyprus by Cyprus. Tmēma Archaiotētōn

Title Report of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus
Author Cyprus. Tmēma Archaiotētōn
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1997
Category Cyprus
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015078271197
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Public Archaeology of Death
Author Howard Williams
Publisher Equinox Publishing (UK)
Release Date 2018-09
Category Human remains (Archaeology)
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1781795932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the tomb of Tutankhamun to the grave of Richard III, archaeologists have studied, displayed and debated rich and varied evidence of the burial and commemoration of the dead from past times to the present day. Mortuary data is not only a key window into the human past, it defines and resonates through 20th and 21st-century popular culture. Yet, in many regards, archaeologists' engagements with death and the dead are contentious and problematic, emotional and political. For instance, in what circumstances if at all is it ethical to dig up and display human remains? What do people learn from meeting ancient people in museums and heritage sites? How significant is mortuary archaeology in our own present-day imaginings of prehistoric and historical societies, as well as fantastical and fictional societies portrayed in literature and film? Tackling questions such as these, osteoarchaeologists and mortuary archaeologists have often found themselves at the forefront of the public engagements for interdisciplinary and archaeological research. This book identifies a series of lacunae in recent discussions of mortuary archaeology's interactions with contemporary society. It aims to re-evaluate the range and character of public mortuary archaeology critically through a range of case studies from the UK, Europe and farther afield. In particular, this book seeks to address a network of relationships between mortality, material culture and archaeological theory, method and practice through a series of themes that connect the digging, display and dissemination of mortuary contexts and remains with wider popular culture themes and media.

Title Receptions of the Ancient Near East in Popular Culture and Beyond
Author Agnes Garcia-Ventura
Publisher ISD LLC
Release Date 2020-03-01
Category History
Total Pages 332
ISBN 9781948488259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is an enthusiastic celebration of the ways in which popular culture has consumed aspects of the ancient Near East to construct new realities. The editors have brought together an impressive line-up of scholars-archaeologists, philologists, historians, and art historians-to reflect on how objects, ideas, and interpretations of the ancient Near East have been remembered, constructed, reimagined, mythologized, or indeed forgotten within our shared cultural memories. The exploration of cultural memories has revealed how they inform the values, structures, and daily life of societies over time. This is therefore not a collection of essays about the deep past but rather about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.

Title Skull Collection Modification and Decoration
Author Michelle Bonogofsky
Publisher British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date 2005-12-31
Category Social Science
Total Pages 143
ISBN UOM:39015069113903
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume is based on papers submitted to the session "Skull Collection, Modification and Decoration" organized for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, held at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, September 5-11, 2005. The intent of the volume is to bring together and make available to a wider audience a body of information on skull collection, modification and decoration that spans the Early Neolithic to the twentieth century. The papers are grouped by geographic region - Europe, Middle East, Eurasia, Oceania, New World.

Performing Death by Nicola Laneri

Title Performing Death
Author Nicola Laneri
Publisher Oriental Inst Publications Sales
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 317
ISBN IND:30000122851797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume represents a collection of contributions presented by the authors during the Second Annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar "Performing Death: Social Analyses of Funerary Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean," held at the Oriental Institute, February 17-18, 2006. The principal aim of the two-day seminar was to interpret the social relevance resulting from the enactment of funerary rituals within the broad-reaching Mediterranean basin from prehistoric periods to the Roman Age. Efforts were concentrated on creating a panel composed of scholars with diverse backgrounds - anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, art historians, and philologists - and the knowledge and expertise to enrich the discussion through the presentation of case-studies linked to both textual and archaeological evidence from the Mediterranean region. Fundamental to the successful realisation of this research process was the active dialogue between scholars of different backgrounds. These communicative exchanges provided the opportunity to integrate different approaches and interpretations concerning the role played by the performance of ancient funerary rituals within a given society and, as a result, helped in defining a coherent outcome towards the interpretation of ancient communities' behaviours.

Title Myth and Ritual in the Ancient Near East
Author Edwin Oliver James
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1958
Category Mythology
Total Pages 352
ISBN STANFORD:36105004981077
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Ethnoarchaeology of Anatolia
Author Jak Yakar
Publisher Inst of Archaeology
Release Date 2000
Category Social Science
Total Pages 531
ISBN UOM:39015049978094
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Feasts And Festivals by C.M. 1948- Tuckett

Title Feasts and Festivals
Author C.M. 1948- Tuckett
Publisher Peeters Pub & Booksellers
Release Date 2009
Category Religion
Total Pages 182
ISBN STANFORD:36105215511937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of essays, papers originally given at a colloquium in Oxford 2008 involving scholars from the universities of Oxford, Leiden and Bonn, focuses on the theme of Feasts and Festivals in Biblical and extra-Biblical traditions. The topics include studies of the festal gathering in Deuteronomy and funerary rites for children in the Hebrew Bible, feasts in some extra-biblical texts (including 2 and 3 Maccabees), through to treatments of a number of New Testament themes and topics in the gospels and Paul. The focus on the theme of 'feast' brings out new aspects of some well-known texts and sheds new light on a number of themes in ancient Judaism and in early Christianity. This volume will be of interest to all those engaged in Biblical studies and its ramifications in the study of Judaism and early Christianity.