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This edited quantity comprises twelve papers that current facts on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic via to Post-Medieval sessions and contains case reviews from a few ten international locations. It has lengthy been known through archaeologists that definite contributors in quite a few archaeological cultures from diversified sessions and destinations were accorded differential remedy in burial relative to different participants in their society. those participants can comprise criminals, girls who died in the course of childbirth, unbaptised babies, individuals with disabilities, and meant revenants, to call yet a number of. Such burials might be identifiable within the archaeological list from an exam of the positioning and exterior features of the grave website. in addition, the placement of the physique as well as its organization with strange grave items could be a additional function of bizarre burials. the incentive at the back of such non-normative burial practices can also be different and will be relating to a wide selection of social and spiritual ideals. it's envisaged that the quantity will make an important contribution in the direction of our realizing of the complexities concerned whilst facing non-normative burials within the archaeological list.

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