This edited quantity includes twelve papers that current facts on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic via to Post-Medieval sessions and comprises case reports from a few ten nations. It has lengthy been recognized by way of archaeologists that yes contributors in various archaeological cultures from varied classes and destinations were accorded differential therapy in burial relative to different participants in their society. those participants can contain criminals, girls who died in the course of childbirth, unbaptised babies, individuals with disabilities, and meant revenants, to call yet a number of. Such burials will be identifiable within the archaeological checklist from an exam of the site and exterior features of the grave web site. in addition, the placement of the physique as well as its organization with strange grave items could be a additional characteristic of ordinary burials. the incentive at the back of such non-normative burial practices can also be assorted and will be concerning a large choice of social and spiritual ideals. it really is envisaged that the amount will make an important contribution in the direction of our knowing of the complexities concerned while facing non-normative burials within the archaeological list.
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Territorial Rock-Art Queensland’s Central Highlands reveals the largest stencil rock-art tradition in the world, with thousands of sites containing stencils ranging from full human bodies to hafted stone axes and various other items of material culture (Morwood 1984; Quinnell 1976; Walsh 1979, 1984, 1988). The region is also known for its complex and elaborate Aboriginal mortuary ceremonies which are manifested archaeologically by bark “cylinder” coffins (often decorated) placed inside naturally weathered recesses within sandstone cliff faces (McNiven 1996; Robins and Walsh 1979; Walsh 1987).
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