The Archaeology of Death and Burial – Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Implications

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • Archaeology, Burials, Graves, Grave goods, Mortuary practices, Funerary practices, Death, Ritual, Ritual theory

Layman's description

Graves are one of the most central archaeological sources to the past. However, the relationship between the materiality of death and the societies of the living is not straightforward. The aim of this project is to explore theoretical perspectives and methodological considerations deemed relevant for the study of graves; dealing with themes such as taphonomy, ritual, visuality, and identity.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2011/01/012021/12/31

Participants

Related research output

Fredrik Ekengren, 2018, (Accepted/In press) Approaching the Dead: Studies on Mortuary Ritual in the Ancient World. de Hemmer Gudme, A. K. & Valkama, K. (eds.). Helsinki Univeristy, (The Finnish Exegetical Society ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Fredrik Ekengren, 2013, The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial. Nilsson Stutz, L. & Tarlow, S. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 173-192

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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Related activities

Ekengren, F. (Invited speaker)
2017 Nov 17

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Ekengren, F. (Invited speaker)
2016 Oct 272016 Oct 28

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop/ seminar/ course

Ekengren, F. (Invited speaker)
2014 Dec 112014 Dec 12

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop/ seminar/ course

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