The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers - American Experience in Archaeological Perspective (Hardback)
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The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers - American Experience in Archaeological Perspective (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
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Gravestones, cemeteries, and memorial markers offer fixed points in time to examine Americans' changing attitudes toward death and dying. In tracing the evolution of commemorative practices from the seventeenth century to the present, Sherene Baugher and Richard Veit offer insights into our transformation from a preindustrial and agricultural to an industrial, capitalist country.

Paying particular attention to populations often overlooked in the historical record-African Americans, Native Americans, and immigrant groups-the authors also address the legal, logistical, and ethical issues that confront field researchers who conduct cemetery excavations. Baugher and Veit reveal how gender, race, ethnicity, and class have shaped the cultural landscapes of burial grounds and summarize knowledge gleaned from the archaeological study of human remains and the material goods interred with the deceased.

From the practices of historic period Native American groups to elite mausoleums, and from almshouse mass graves to the rise in popularity of green burials today, The Archaeology of Cemeteries and Gravemarkers provides an overview of the many facets of this fascinating topic.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813049717
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Captures the essence of monument and cemetery research as it has developed over the past half-century."--Choice
"The most valuable survey of American archaeological research on gravemarkers and cemeteries to date, from which other disciplines can subsequently draw, and, more importantly, to which they can contribute."--Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute div>"Belongs on the shelf of every cemetery researcher."--Illinois Archaeology

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