Death Across Oceans (Hardcover)

Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia

By Harold Mytum (Editor), Laurie Burgess (Editor)

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 9781944466152, 326pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

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Death Across Oceans: Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia brings together the leading researchers in historic mortuary practice from Britain, North America, and Australia. It is the first book dedicated to the material culture associated with burial in the historic, English-speaking world. It combines reflections and evaluations from the pioneer scholars who initiated research in this field during the 1980s with studies by young scholars now pushing the research into a new and wider range of issues. This volume will be the seminal work in this field for some time, providing key analyses and essential bibliographic routes into site-specific literature, and setting the research agenda for the future.

About the Author

HAROLD MYTUM is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. LAURIE BURGESS is associate chair in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

This book will be of interest to those who enjoy the unique field of historic mortuary practice and is interested in material culture as a whole.