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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; New Ed edition (2 July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750932767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750932769
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 1 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Michael Parker Pearson is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, which specialises in this field.

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Somewhere along the hanks of the River Volga in Russia there is a large earthen mound underneath which are the hurnt remains of a cremation funeral conducted over a thousand years ago.  Read the first page
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 19 Feb. 2011
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You can't find a better expert on human death and burial than Prof Mike Parker Pearson in Britain. And if this is a topic you are researching then look no further. Because everything you need is right in Pearson's comprehensive study of human death and burial in archaeology. I don't really have any criticism to offer, as I am not interested in finding points of criticism. I am a student, and my current interest is merely to start learning everything I can about what archaeologists have discovered and what they can say about those discoveries. And this book has been an immense resource in that study. I'm sure someday there will be another revised edition, because this is a massive area of study which appears to make new discoveries each year. Which is extremely exciting. At least, for me it is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By confido on 11 Dec. 2012
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another excellant book by M.P.P. well written, good slant on probability and possibility. with good evidence...(Whats next Neolithic cannibalism, or may be the use of drugs in the stone age .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Owens on 21 Jan. 2015
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This is the standard text for mortuary archaeology. Parker-Pearson has now moved to UCL and has become ever more prominent in the field. I suppose that this could do with some updating with spectacular recent finds but it still the best book of its kind currently available.
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2 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Aledscave on 16 Jan. 2011
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I found this book really hard going, was more like Anthropology than Archaeology. Very deep ,not for the faint hearted
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Survey of World Funerary Practices 9 Oct. 2000
By Kenneth Hennrick - Published on Amazon.com
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Written as a great guide to world funerary practices for undergraduates and the curious layperson, Parker Pearson's, "The Archaeology of Death and Burial" presents excellent traditionalist, processualist, and post-processualist theories and empiracal evidence of death archaeology worldwide.
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Excellent Textbook 10 May 2014
By K.Austin - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are studying/ and or interested in archaeology and the burial practice of ancient peoples (all the way up to modern!) this is the book for you. I stumbled upon it quiet by accident at my local library read it, and then had to buy it.
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Like new 18 Sept. 2010
By littlesarah - Published on Amazon.com
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the description for the book said that it was used, but in fact it looked brand new! the bindings didn't look like it had any wear, same w/the pages
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