Behaviour and belief in mortuary ritual:
attitudes to the disposal of the dead in southern Britain 3500bc-AD43

Peter H. W. Bristow

Table of Contents

1.0 The starting point of the research: initial propositions 2.0 Other influences affecting the area of study 3.0 Dating notation, chronology and terminology 4.0 Patterns in individual foci of analysis 5.0 Patterns among foci of analysis in each period 6.0 Period and area studies with special attention to disposal method, ritual, location and associations 7.0 The themes emerging from the evidence 8.0 Disposal as a rite of passage: the anthropological perspective 9.0 Attitudes to disposal of the dead 3500bc-AD43 10.0 Future research areas



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