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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 classes and comprises case reviews from a few ten international locations. It has lengthy been regarded through archaeologists that sure contributors in quite a few archaeological cultures from diversified sessions and destinations were accorded differential remedy in burial relative to different contributors in their society. those members can comprise criminals, ladies who died in the course of childbirth, unbaptised babies, individuals with disabilities, and meant revenants, to call yet a number of. Such burials should be identifiable within the archaeological list from an exam of the positioning and exterior features of the grave web site. in addition, the location of the physique as well as its organization with strange grave items could be a extra characteristic of unusual burials. the incentive at the back of such non-normative burial practices can be assorted and will be regarding a wide selection of social and spiritual ideals. it really is envisaged that the amount will make an important contribution in the direction of our knowing of the complexities concerned while facing non-normative burials within the archaeological checklist.

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Strange existence, strange demise and the destiny of the Corpse: A Case research from Dynastic Europe eleven. The Origins of Cilliní in eire 12. Grief, complaint and Grandeur: An Eighteenth-Century Mausoleum in Mainham, Co. Kildare members EDELTRAUD ASPöCK division of Archaeology, college of examining, Whiteknights, PO field 217, analyzing RG6 6AH, England. e-mail: e. aspoeck@reading. ac. united kingdom, edeltraud. aspoeck@gmail. com JO BUCKBERRY organic Anthropology study Centre, Archaeological Sciences, college of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, England. e-mail: J. Buckberry@bradford. ac. united kingdom PHILIPPE CHARLIER Laboratory of Paleopathology, division of felony medication and Forensic Pathology, Raymond Poincaré college health center, 92380 Garches, France; HALMA-IPEL, UMR 8164 CNRS, Lille three college, Vilelneuve d’Ascq, France. e-mail: ph_charlier@yahoo. fr ANNIA KRISTINA CHERRYSON institution of Archaeology and historic background, collage of Leicester, collage highway, Leicester LE1 7H, England. electronic mail: akc6@leicester. ac. united kingdom COLM J. DONNELLY Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, college of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s college Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern eire. e-mail: c. j. donnelly@qub. ac. united kingdom MARK GORDON 86 Kenilworth Park, Harold’s move, Dublin 6W, Republic of eire. e-mail: markgordon@ireland. com JAMES HOLLOWAY division of Archaeology, Cambridge collage, Downing St. , Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England. electronic mail: jeh30@cam. ac. united kingdom STEPHANY LEACH division of Archaeology, university of Human and Environmental Sciences, collage of interpreting, Whiteknights, PO field 217, analyzing RG6 6AH, England. e mail: stephleach@hotmail. co. united kingdom EILEEN M. MURPHY university of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s collage Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern eire. e-mail: eileen. murphy@qub. ac. united kingdom VALERIU SÎRBU Museum of Brăila, three Traian sq., 810153–Brăila, Romania. e mail: valeriu_sirbu@yahoo. co. united kingdom ALISON TAYLOR forty Hertford road, Cambridge CB4 3AG, England. e-mail: alison. taylor@archaeologists. internet ANASTASIA TSALIKI Marias Hatzikiriakou 117, Kallipolis–Piraiki 185 39, Piraeus, Greece. electronic mail: anastasia@connectfree. co. united kingdom ESTELLA WEISS-KREJCI Im Hoffeld 59/4, 8046 Graz, Austria. e-mail: estellawk@hotmail. com Acknowledgements This quantity arose because of a consultation of a similar identify held on the eleventh annual convention of the ecu organization of Archaeologists which came about in Cork, eire, in September 2005. i'm very thankful to the conference’s organisers and participants of the medical Committee for permitting the consultation to occur and for offering a global discussion board which allowed the presentation of quite a lot of attention-grabbing papers with regards to deviant burial. the amount might in fact now not were attainable with no the efforts of the entire members and i'm super thankful to every of them for the effective construction in their papers and for his or her urged responses to my numerous editorial queries. i'm additionally very thankful to Libby Mulqueeny of the college of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s college Belfast, for her support with a lot of the illustrative fabric contained in the quantity and for generating front conceal representation.

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