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Residential Burial: A Multiregional Exploration

Ron L. Adams (Editor), Stacie M. King (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-5091-3
146 pages
June 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume represents a comprehensive archaeological discussion of residential burials in a variety of geographic, temporal, and social contexts. The volume chapters explore the many social meanings associated with the practice of burying the dead in residential contexts, touching on a variety of themes related to social memory, social reproduction, landscapes, identity, and power. Emphasis throughout these essays is on the important connections that people have with their deceased forbears and how these connections can be identified archaeologically.

The Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association (AP3A) is published on behalf of the Archaeological Division of the American Anthropological Association. AP3A publishes original monograph-length manuscripts on a wide range of subjects generally considered to fall within the purview of anthropological archaeology. There are no geographical, temporal, or topical restrictions. Organizers of AAA symposia are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts, but submissions need not be restricted to these or other collected works.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Residential Burial in Global Perspective (Ron L. Adams and Stacie M. King).

Chapter 2. The Social Life of Tombs inWest Sumba, Indonesia (Ron L. Adams and Ayu Kusumawati).

Chapter 3. In the Beginning: The Experience of Residential Burial in Prehispanic Honduras (Rosemary A. Joyce).

Chapter 4. Remembering One and All: Early Postclassic Residential Burial in Coastal Oaxaca, Mexico (Stacie M. King).

Chapter 5. Residential Burial and the Metal Age of Thailand (Joyce C. White and Chureekamol Onsuwan Eyre).

Chapter 6. Residential Burial, Gender Roles, and Political Development in Late Prehistoric and Early Cherokee Cultures of the Southern Appalachians (Lynne P. Sullivan and Christopher B. Rodning).

Chapter 7. Inside and Outside: Residential Burial at Formative Period Chalcatzingo, Mexico (Susan D. Gillespie).

Chapter 8. A Family Affair: The Use of Intramural Funerary Chambers in Mesopotamia during the Late Third and Early Second Millennia B.C.E. (Nicola Laneri).

Chapter 9. Practices of Place-Making, Ancestralizing, and Re-animation within Memory Communities (Patricia A. McAnany).

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Author Information

Ron L. Adams is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include ethnoarchaeology and the archaeology of complex societies in East Asia and Northwestern North America.

Stacie M. King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University. Her research interests include everyday social relations, social identity, conquest, and colonialism in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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