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Resurrecting Pompeii - Estelle Lazer

Resurrecting Pompeii

Hardcover Published: 24th August 2009
ISBN: 9780415261463
Number Of Pages: 408

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Resurrecting Pompeii provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time.

Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius were seduced by the wealth of artefacts and wall paintings yielded by the site. This meant that the less visually attractive evidence, such as human skeletal remains, were largely ignored.

Recognizing the important contribution of the human skeletal evidence to the archaeology of Pompeii, Resurrecting Pompeii remedies that misdemeanour, and provides students of archaeology and history with an essential resource in the study of this fascinating historical event.

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introduction: Making sense of deathp. 1
The last days of Pompeiip. 3
Skeletons as artefactsp. 5
An Egyptian interludep. 36
An anthropological resourcep. 47
Context of a mass disasterp. 66
The victimsp. 97
The nature of the evidencep. 99
Attribution of sexp. 117
Determination of age-at-deathp. 138
General health and lifestyle indicatorsp. 167
The populationp. 221
The Casep. 247
Making sensep. 265
Glossaryp. 272
Historical overview of excavations in Campaniap. 284
Terms associated with anatomical orientationp. 289
Diagramsp. 291
Notesp. 296
Bibliographyp. 348
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780415261463
ISBN-10: 0415261465
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 24th August 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1