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Homines, Funera, Astra: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Funerary Anthropology 5-8 June 2011 '1 Decembrie 1918' University (Alba Iulia, Romania)Raluca Kogalniceanu, Roxana-Gabriela Curca, Mihai Gligor and Susan Stratton 2012 © BAR Publishing
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The study of burial practices, of human attitudes and behaviour in the face of death, has been an important part of archaeological research from its very beginnings. Some funerary discoveries have achieved sensational fame. Yet beyond this the archaeological community quickly came to understand that it is possible to gain as much information about the lives of past people from studying their funerary behaviour as it is from studying their daily activities and the resultant artefacts. This volume gathers together the majority of the papers presented at the International Symposium on Funerary Anthropology, 'Homines, Funera, Astra', which took place at '1 Decembrie 1918' University of Alba Iulia, 5–8 June 2011. The theme of the conference, aimed to address the investigation of human osteological remains and burial practices specific to the prehistory and history in Central and Eastern Europe.
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