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This edited quantity includes twelve papers that current facts on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic via to Post-Medieval sessions and comprises case stories from a few ten nations. It has lengthy been recognized by means of archaeologists that sure members in various archaeological cultures from assorted sessions and destinations were accorded differential remedy in burial relative to different individuals in their society. those contributors can contain criminals, girls who died in the course of childbirth, unbaptised babies, individuals with disabilities, and intended revenants, to call yet a number of. Such burials may be identifiable within the archaeological checklist from an exam of the site and exterior features of the grave website. moreover, the placement of the physique as well as its organization with strange grave items could be a extra function of unusual burials. the incentive in the back of such non-normative burial practices is usually different and will be concerning a large choice of social and non secular ideals. it really is envisaged that the quantity will make an important contribution in the direction of our figuring out of the complexities concerned while facing non-normative burials within the archaeological checklist.

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