A founding member of the Association for the Study of Death and Society, Sayer has had much hands-on experience digging up Medieval and post-Medieval cemeteries, and with thinking about how the dead relate to the rest of society and the role that archaeology plays - and should or should not play - in that relationship. He covers archaeology and exhumation; archaeology, heritage, and British burial law; human decency, politics, and digging the dead; display, repatriation, and respect for the dead; and the problem of modernity and the ancient dead.
About the Author
Duncan Sayer is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). He is co-editor of 'Mortuary Practice and Social Identities in the Middle Ages' (2009) and a founding member of the Association for the Study of Death and Society.