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Field anthropology: application to burial contexts in prehistoric Southeast Asia

Willis, Anna; Tayles, Nancy


The context of burials in archaeological sites, that is whether the body was inhumed, wrapped, or in a coffin, is an aspect of mortuary ritual that has been missing from English-language publications on the subject. This is despite the development and use in France over at least the last two decades of methods of determining the context under the rubric 'l'Anthropologie de Terrain', or Field Anthropology. This paper briefly reviews the methods and applies them to prehistoric burial samples from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.10.010


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