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on 9 June 2017
A brilliant book for both academic students and laymen alike. Highly recommended.
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on 19 February 2011
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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on 11 December 2012
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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on 21 January 2015
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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on 26 November 2015
Facinating book
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on 18 April 2016
great
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on 9 November 2015
good
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on 16 January 2011
I found this book really hard going, was more like Anthropology than Archaeology. Very deep ,not for the faint hearted
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