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Author Rebay-Salisbury, Katharina, author.

Title The human body in early Iron Age Central Europe : burial practices and images of the Hallstatt world / Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents Theoretical Framework -- The Iron Age Setting -- Funerary Practices and the Body -- The Representation of the Body : Images and Imagined Worlds -- The Image and the Object -- The Hallstatt Body in Life and Death -- Motif networks -- Conclusion -- List of sites included in the analysis
Summary Identities and social relations are fundamental elements of societies. To approach these topics from a new and different angle, this study takes the human body as the focal point of investigation. It tracks changing identities of early Iron Age people in central Europe through body-related practices: the treatment of the body after death and human representations in art. The human remains themselves provide information on biological parameters of life, such as sex, biological age and health status. Objects associated with the body in the grave and funerary practices give further insights on how people of the early Iron Age understood life and death, themselves and their place in the world. Representations of the human body appear in a variety of different materials, forms and contexts, ranging from ceramic figurines to images on bronze buckets. Rather than focussing on their narrative content, human images are here interpreted as visualizing and mediating identity. The analysis of how image elements were connected reveals networks of social relations that connect Central Europe to the Mediterranean.0Body ideals, nudity, sex and gender, aging and many other aspects of women's and men's lives feature in this book. Archaeological evidence for marriage and motherhood, war and everyday life is brought together to paint a vivid picture of the past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Art, Prehistoric -- Europe, Central
Burial -- Europe, Central -- History -- To 1500
Dead in art.
Death -- Social aspects -- Europe, Central -- History -- To 1500
Hallstatt period.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Europe, Central -- History -- To 1500
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Europe, Central
Identity (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- Europe, Central -- History -- To 1500
Social archaeology -- Europe, Central
Art, Prehistoric.
Dead in art.
Death -- Social aspects.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Hallstatt period.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Human remains (Archaeology)
Identity (Psychology) -- Social aspects.
Social archaeology.
Europe, Central -- Antiquities.
Central Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315277239