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Innovation and Implementation
Critical Reflections on New Approaches to Historic Mortuary Data Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination
Edited by Harold Mytum and Richard Veit
284 pages, 67 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-045-9 $149.00/£110.00 / Hb / Published (July 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80539-046-6 eBook
“…the chapters provide a clear description of historic cemetery archaeological practices, giving individuals a better idea of potential archaeological projects and careers and the challenges faced by those in the field.” • Heather Garvin, Des Moines University
“This is a timely, well-organized volume that focuses on new and updated approaches toward cemetery studies. The 14 chapters outline different but complimentary methodologies in cemetery studies and their application over a cross section of global locations.” • Nancy E. Tatarek, Ohio University
Providing a comprehensive set of guidance to assist researchers wishing to carry out, curate and disseminate field research at a historic burial ground, chapters offer up to date methods for surface and subsurface survey and for the recording and archiving of burial monument data. Divided into three parts considering documentary research and recording of mortuary landscapes, reflections on memorial recording projects, and archiving and wider dissemination of data and interpretations. Also included is the archaeological potential of pet cemeteries and other pet memorials. Discussions therefore include how methodologies may or may not be applicable to both human and animal subjects.
Richard Veit is a Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University. His research interests include gravestones and burial grounds, early American material culture, vernacular architecture, and conflict archaeology.
Harold Mytum is Professor of Archaeology, University of Liverpool. His research interests include investigating identity and memory through settlement and mortuary evidence (17th-20th centuries) from Britain, Ireland and diasporic communities in North America and Australia. Current research includes RTI photography (reflectance transformation imaging), on historic graveyard memorials.
Subject: ArchaeologyHistory (General)Anthropology (General)
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