Biographical recovery: Commuity

Foster, G. & Hummel, R. 1995

‘The Adkins-Woodson Cemetery: a sociological examination of cemeteries as communities’, Markers, 11, 93-117.

Foster, G., Hummel, R. & Adamchak, D. 1998

‘Patterns of conception, natality and mortality from Midwestern cemeteries: a sociological analysis of historical data’, Socoiological Quarterly, 39:3, 473-489.

Heilen, M. (ed.) 2012

Uncovering Identity in Mortuary Analysis: Community-sensitive Methods for Identifying Group Affiliation in Historic Cemeteries, Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Muller, S., Burke, H., De Leiuen, C. & 2 others 2019

‘“Childness”’: an alternative approach to the archaeology of childhood through cemetery studies’, Religions, 10: 8, 451.

University of Leicester Graveyards Group 1 2012

‘Frail memories: is the commemorated population representative of the buried population?’ Post-Medieval Archaeology, 46:1, 166-195.


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