Mortuary and bioarchaeological perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia / edited by Kimberly D. Williams and Lesley A. Gregoricka ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen
- Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past : local, regional, and global perspectives
- Series foreword -- A path forward to an integrated study of bioarchaeology in southeast Arabia / By Kimberly D. Williams and Lesley A. Gregoricka -- Mortuary transitions -- Promoting group identity and equality by merging the dead: increasing complexity in mortuary practices from late neolithic to early bronze age in the Oman Peninsula and its social implications / By Olivia Munoz -- Burial archaeology in Qatar: landscapes, chronology and typological change from the neolithic to the late pre-Islamic / By Richard Cuttler and Aurea Izquierdo Zamora -- The Hafit/Umm an-Nar transition of the third millennium BC: evidence from the architecture and mortuary ritual at al khubayb necropolis / By Kimberly D. Williams and Lesley A. Gregoricka -- Tombs in time and towers in space: making sense of the Hafit/Umm an-Nar transition in North-Central Oman through its monuments / By Charlotte Cable -- Exploring continuity and discontinuity from the early to the middle bronze age in central Oman: the graveyards of Adam / By Guillaume Gernez and Jessica Giraud -- A trait-based analysis of structural evolution in prehistoric monumental burials of eastern Arabia / By Eugenio Bortolini -- Evidence from the bones -- Animals and the changing landscape of death on the Oman Peninsula, third millennium BC / By Jill Weber, Kimberly D. Williams, and Lesley A. Gregoricka -- The tomb at Tell Abraq (c. 2100-2000 BCE): demographic structure and mortuary complexity / By Debra Martin, Kathryn Baustian, and Anna Osterholtz -- Temporal trends in mobility and subsistence economy among the tomb builders of Umm an-Nar Island / By Lesley A. Gregoricka -- The Elders of Dilmun: a bioarchaeological analysis of age and masculinity from the Peter B. Cornwall Collection / By Alexis Boutin and Benjamin Porter -- Conclusions, challenges, and the future of mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology in Arabia / By Peter Magee.
- This volume brings together an international consortium of archaeologists and bioarchaeologists at the forefront of mortuary archaeology work across Arabia to examine continuity/change in death and remembrance. While mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology contribute important perspectives to the interpretation of life/death in ancient Arabia, these subdisciplines are rarely brought together in this region, and only recently have skeletal remains been recognized as a rich source of scientific data complementing burial context. Such joint collaboration highlights the novel, interdisciplinary perspective proposed in this volume, resulting in a synthesis of new ideas and interpretations that will undoubtedly guide future archaeological endeavors in Arabia and beyond.
- 9781683400790 hardcover alkaline paper and 1683400798 hardcover alkaline paper
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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