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Burial, Society and Context in the Roman World


Burial, Society and Context in the Roman World

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Although a large number of cemeteries have been explored in Roman Britain they have never been seen as central to the study of the province. A narrowly defined 'historical' tradition of studying the Roman provinces had an almost exclusive hold on British academia until the 1980s. Gradually this situation changed. Major cemetery excavations were increasingly undertaken within the 'Rescue Archaeology' boom and a minority of those working on these sites began to ask what information cemeteries could contribute to our wider understanding. Developing contacts on the continent resulted in the growth of a small network of scholars across Europe, who got together for several conferences. The twenty-eight papers presented in this volume stem from a symposium held at the University of Durham in 1997. They explore different approaches to the wide diversity of data now available. The papers are grouped under five headings: The reconstruction of mortuary rituals, Burial and social status, The dead in the landscape, Burial and ethnicity and society, Religion and burial in late Roman Britain and Italy.   show more
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