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Shifting identities : the human corpse and treatment of the dead in the Levantine Bronze Age.

Bradbury, J. and Philip, G. (2017) 'Shifting identities : the human corpse and treatment of the dead in the Levantine Bronze Age.', in Engaging with the dead : exploring changing human beliefs about death, mortality and the human body. , pp. 87-102. Studies in funerary archaeology. (13).

Abstract

Spanning a period of over two thousand years, the Bronze Age of the Levant (c.3600–1200 BC) is characterised by the emergence of urban society, growth of social complexity and, in the latter half of the period, the florescence of citystates and ‘great kingdoms’. Alongside the rich settlement and textual record of the period, is a diverse corpus of burial data which can provide insights into concepts of personal identity, human mortality, and the afterlife. Using a combination of documentary and archaeological evidence dating to the 3rd–2nd millennia BC, mortuary practices during this period have, to some extent,...

Item Type:Book chapter
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/engaging-with-the-dead.html
Date accepted:10 March 2017
Date deposited:15 March 2017
Date of first online publication:30 October 2017
Date first made open access:No date available

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