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Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

For Hindus the normal means of corpse disposal is cremation; however, the bodies of children (who have not yet entered on the ritual life) and of saṃnyāsins and other ascetics (who are...

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Burials

Mads Kähler Holst.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 9000 words.

This article discusses burials and the burial practices during the Bronze Age. It examines the state of research on the study of burials and then considers the overall trends in burial...

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Burials

Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden.

in Technologies of Enchantment?

August 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 21064 words.

This chapter begins with a brief summary of recent discussions about Iron Age burials. It then looks at Celtic art within burials on a broad scale and identifies four prevalent ‘types’ of...

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Burial

Michael Jackson.

in How Lifeworlds Work

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 904 words.

The author discusses the burial practices and funerary rites of the Kuranko.

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Burial

Michel Lauwers.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 854 words.

In the Middle Ages, inhumation in the parish cemetery was the usual form of Christian burial. But the institutional

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Burial

Mihwa Choi.

in Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China

December 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions. 17220 words.

Burials had become a focal point of some Confucian efforts to build a socio-moral order based on Confucian norms. “Simple burial,” idealized by scholar-officials, used a simple pit tomb...

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burial

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

For Hindus the normal means of corpse disposal is cremation; however, the bodies of children (who have not yet entered on the ritual life) and of saṃnyāsins and other ascetics (who are...

See overview in Oxford Index

Burials

in Remains of Ritual

September 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology. 10930 words.

Afa is not only the name of the god, but also that ancient divination system found throughout the Guinea Coast. It is all about possibility and paths, and thus the crossroads. Wherever you...

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boat burial

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 6 words.

[MC] See ship burial.

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flexed burial

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 6 words.

[De] See burial site.

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cart burial

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 6 words.

[MC] See wagon burial.

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