Burial at sea

Baker, C., Menzel Baker, S. & Gentry, J. 2016

‘The role of body disposition in making sense of life and death’ in S. Dobscha (ed.) Death in a Consumer Culture, London: Routledge, 213-227.

Chan, Y. 2019

‘Return to nature? Secularism and politics of death space in Hong Kong’, in Selin, H. & Rakoff, R. (eds) Death and Dying Across Cultures: Death and Dying in Non-Western Cultures, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 57-74.

Pollard, T. 1999

‘The drowned and the saved: archaeological perspectives on the sea as grave’, in J. Downes & T. Pollard (eds) The Loved Body’s Corruption: Archaeological Contributions to the Study of Human Mortality, Glasgow: Cruithne Press, 30-51.


Robertson, J. 2017

‘Sea-changed: Felicia Hemans and burial at sea in the 19th century imaginary’, Gothic Stories, 19:2.

Stewart, D. 2005

‘Burial at sea: separating and placing the dead during the age of sail’, Mortality, 10:4, 276-285.



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