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In Remembrance: Archaeology and Death

by: Poirier, D.A. Bellantoni, N.F.

Price: 89,00 EURO

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Category: New Books
Code: 26491
ISBN-13: 9780897894197 / 978-0-89789-419-7
ISBN-10: 0897894197 / 0-89789-419-7
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Westport, Connecticut
Binding: Cloth
Pages: 247
Book Condition: New

In Remembrance
Archaeology and Death
by David A. Poirier, Nicholas F.Bellantoni

The first analytical and descriptive volume on the archaeological investigation of historic burials and cemeteries of our North American ancestors. It will be the definitive guide to the archaeology of historic cemeteries. This 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.

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.

The Introduction highlights recent examples of the way osteological analysis of burials contributes to our knowledge of past histories. Part I examines several socially disenfranchised groups that are under-represented in historic records. These analyses demonstrate how archaeological and anthropological research can contribute to a better understanding of cultural conditions and life ways of important social groups. Part II consists of articles that illustrate where past and recent traumas and desecration have affected human burials. Part III represents the only technical section, providing a resource guide on professional standards in conducting documentary research as well as fieldwork in the location and excavation of historic burials.

Table of Contents
Preface by Nicholas F. Bellantoni and David A. Poirier
Introduction
New Perspectives on the Past by Douglas Owsley
Disenfranchised Peoples
The First African Baptist Church Cemeteries: African-American Mortality and Trauma in Antebellum Philadelphia by Thomas A.J. Crist et al.
Babies in the Well: Insight into Deviant Behavior in Eighteenth Century Philadelphia by Sharon Ann Burnston
Folly Island: An African American Union Troop Cemetery in South Carolina by Ted A. Rathbun and Steven D. Smith
Recovering Lost Minds: Evidence of Insanity in a Late 19th Century Almshouse Skeletal Sample by Shawn M. Phillips
The Invisible People: The Cemetery at Catoctin Furnace by Sharon Ann Burnston
Cedar Grove: African American History in Rural Arkansas by Amy Maish, Jerome C. Rose and Murray K. Marks
Trauma and Desecration
Buried Prisoners in 18th Century Quebec by Gisèle Piédalue and Jerome S. Cybulski
Rescue, Research and Reburial: Walton Family Cemetery, Griswold, Connecticut by Nicholas F. Bellantoni, Paul S. Sledzik and David A. Poirier
Little Bighorn: Identification of Human Remains from the Custer National Cemetery by Douglas Scott and P. Willey
Forensic Archaeology at the Chauncey Family Crypt, Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut by Nicholas F. Bellantoni and David G. Cooke
Disaster and Relief Efforts at the Hardin Cemetery by Paul S. Sledzik and David R. Hunt
Resource Guide
Locating and Excavating Historic Burials by Douglas W. Owsley, Brooks B. Ellwood and Malcolm L. Richardson
Documentary and Comparative Scholarly Research: Context in Cemetery Archaeology by Edward L. Bell
In Partnership: Descendants, Friends-of-the-Dead, and Archaeologists by David A. Poirier and Nicholas Bellantoni
Index

 
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In Remembrance: Archaeology and Death

by: Poirier, D.A. Bellantoni, N.F.

  • ISBN-13: 9780897894197 / 978-0-89789-419-7
  • ISBN-03: 0897894197 / 0-89789-419-7
  • Bergin & Garvey, Westport, Connecticut, 1997

Price: 89,00 EURO

1 copy in stock