Burial ground: Children

Charrier, P. & Clavandier, G. 2019

‘Ephemeral materiality: a place for lifeless infants in cemeteries’, Mortality, 24, 2: 193-211.

Garrattini, G. 2007

‘Creating memories: material culture and infantile death in contemporary Ireland’, Mortality, 12:2, 193-206.

Gourdon, V. & Sage Pranchère, N. 2023

‘Entre exclusion principielle et volonté de reintegration: le devinir funéraire des mort-nés France, époque modern-XIXe siècle’, in A. Carol & I. Renaudet (eds) (2023) Des Morts qui Dérogent: Á L’Écart des Normes Funéraires XIXe-XXe siècles, Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universaires de Provence, 17-44.

McIntyre, L., Alvarez, B. & Marre, D. 2022

‘“I want to bury it, will you join me?”: the use of ritual in prenatal loss among women in Catalonia, Spain in the Early 21st Century, Religions, 13:4, 336-354.

Murphy, E. 2011

‘Children’s burial grounds in Ireland (cillini) and parental emotions towards infant death’, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 15, 409-28.

Nolin, C. 2017

‘Framing children’s sections in cemeteries’, in M. Frihammar & H. Silverman (eds) Heritage of Death: Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice, London: Routledge, 38-49.

Norman, N. 2003

‘Death and burial of Roman children: the case of Yasmina cemetery at Carthage – Part II: the archaeological evidence’, Mortality, 8:1, 36-47.

Woodthorpe, K. 2012

‘Baby gardens: a privilege or predicament’, in S. Earle, C. Komaromy & L. Layne (eds) Understanding Reproductive Loss: Perspectives on Life, Death and Fertility, Aldershot: Ashgate, 143-54.


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