This Volume Addresses The Relationship Between Archaeologists And The Dead, Through The Many Dimensions Of Their Relationships In The Field Through Practical And Legal Issues , In The Lab Through Their Analysis And Interpretation , And In Their Written, Visual And Exhibitionary Practice Disseminated To A Variety Of Academic And Public Audiences Written From A Variety Of Perspectives, Its Authors Address The Experience, Effect, Ethical Considerations, And Cultural Politics Of Working With Mortuary Archaeology Whilst Some Papers Reflect Institutional Or Organizational Approaches, Others Are Personal In Their View Creating Exciting And Frank Insights Into Contemporary Issues That Have Hitherto Often Remained Unspoken Among The Discipline Reframing Funerary Archaeologists As Death Workers Of A Kind, The Contributors Reflect On Their Own Experience To Provide Both Guidance And Inspiration To Future Practitioners, Arguing Strongly That We Have A Central Role To Play In Engaging The Public With Themes Of Mortality And Commemoration, Through The Lens Of The Past Spurred By The Recent Debates In The UK, Papers From Scandinavia, Austria, Italy, The US, And The Mid Atlantic, Frame These Issues Within A Much Wider International Context That Highlights The Importance Of Cultural And Historical Context In Which This Work Takes Place.
Howard M.R Williams is a British archaeologist He received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Reading for a thesis on Anglo Saxon cremation burial Most of his voluminous published work treats Early Medieval Britain, though he has also published on Scandinavia in the same period and on the history of scholarship in his field of study.
- 480 pages
- Archaeologists and the Dead
- Howard M.R. Williams
- 07 June 2017 Howard M.R. Williams