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Skulls and Skeletons:
Human Bone Collections and Accumulations

 
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Christine Quigley

Fascinating examination of bone collections from catacombs, ossuaries, mass graves, prehistoric excavations, private collections and institutions. Explores the motivations for collecting human skeletal material, ranging from the practical (anthropology, medicine, forensics) to the ritualistic (phrenology, in the relics of martyrs and saints).


Features:

  • Fascinating examination of bone collections from catacombs, ossuaries, mass graves, prehistoric excavations, private collections and institutions.
  • Explores the motivations for collecting human skeletal material, ranging from the practical (anthropology, medicine, forensics) to the ritualistic (phrenology, in the relics of martyrs and saints).

About The Author:

Christine Quigley is the business manager for Georgetown University Press. She is also the author of “Modern Mummies” and “The Corpse: A History.” She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.


Specifications:

  • Binding: Hardbound, Illustrated-Case Binding
  • Size: 7" x 10"
  • Pages: 271
  • Illustrations: Over 60 photographs

Table of Contents:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Accumulations
    • Catacombs
    • Ossuaries
    • Mass Graves

  • Excavations
    • Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sites
    • Historic Sites
    • Contemporary Sites

  • Collections
    • Collectors and Collecting
    • The Institutions

  • Decoration
    • Modified Bones
    • Arranged Bones

  • Curation
    • Procurement
    • Handling, Storage and Transport
    • Cleaning and Degreasing
    • Documentation
    • Reconstruction and Reproduction
    • Identification

  • Repatriation
    • Legislation
    • Loss of Collections in the United States
    • Loss of Collections Worldwide

  • The Future of Existing Collections
    • Making Compromises
    • Encouraging Donation
    • Collecting Data

  • Appendix: Addresses
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index