Archaeology: Theory

MacDonald, D. 2011

‘Grief and burial in the American Southwest: the role of evolutionary theory in the interpretation of mortuary remains’, American Antiquity, 66: 4, 704-714.

Parker Pearson, M. 1982

‘Mortuary practices, society and ideology: an ethno-archaeological study’ in I. Hodder (ed.) Symbolic and Structural Archaeology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 99-113.

Peters, M. 2021

‘Cemeteries of discourse: re-inhabiting a social arena’,in M. Boyd & R. Doonan (eds) Far from Equilibrium: An Archaeology of Energy, Life and Humanity, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 155-176.


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