Mortuary Practices and Social Identities in the Middle Ages

Mortuary Practices and Social Identities in the Middle Ages

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Building on Heinrich Härke’s influential research on burial archaeology and early medieval migrations, this book sets a new agenda for mortuary archaeology. Using archaeological data, the essays explore how mortuary practices have served in the makeup and expression of medieval social identities. A ...more

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Howard M.R. Williams is a British archaeologist. He received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Reading for a thesis on Anglo-Saxon cremation burial. Most of his voluminous published work treats Early Medieval Britain, though he has also published on Scandinavia in the same period and on the history of scholarship in his field of study....more