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Transformation by Fire: The Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context

Transformation by Fire: The Archaeology of Cremation in Cultural Context

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2014
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0816531145
ISBN13
9780816531141
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Ash, bone, and memories are all that remains after cremation. Yet for societies and communities, the act of cremation after death is highly symbolic, rich with complex meaning, touching on what it means to be human. In the process of transforming the dead, the family, the community, and society as ...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