An integrative approach to mortuary analysis: social and symbolic dimensions of Chumash burial practices.

@article{Gamble2001AnIA,
  title={An integrative approach to mortuary analysis: social and symbolic dimensions of Chumash burial practices.},
  author={Lynn H. Gamble and Phillip L. Walker and Glenn Russell},
  journal={American antiquity},
  year={2001},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={185-212}
}
Although most archaeologists recognize that valuable information about the social lives of ancient people can be obtained through the study of burial practices, it is clear that the symbolic nature of burial rituals makes interpreting their social significance a hazardous enterprise. These analytical difficulties can be greatly reduced using a research… CONTINUE READING