Death in the Contemporary World: Perspectives from Public Archaeology
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis Introduction to AP’s third special issue seeks to provide context and rationale to the study of ‘public mortuary archaeology’ before reviewing the development of the volume. Building on the presentations of the first Public Archaeology Twitter Conference of April 2017, these articles comprise a wide range of original analyses reflecting on the public archaeology of death. In addition to evaluations of fieldwork contexts, churches and museums, there are discussions of the digital dimensions to public mortuary archaeology, an appraisal of ancient and modern DNA research as public mortuary archaeology, and an evaluation of the relationship between mortuary archaeology and palliative care. Together, the articles constitute the state of current thinking on the public archaeology of death, burial and commemoration.
CitationWilliams, H. (2018). Introduction: public archaeologies of death and memory. Death in the Contemporary World: Perspectives from Public Archaeology. AP: Online Journal in Public Archaeology Special Volume 3, 1-24
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