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The Archaeology of American Cemeteries and Gravemarkers
by Sherene Baugher and Richard F. Veit


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780813061931
  • ISBN-10: 0813061938
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publish Date: December 2016
  • Page Count: 276
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds

Series: American Experience in Archaeological Pespective

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Books > Social Science > Archaeology
Books > Social Science > Death & Dying

 
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