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 An exceptionally coherent collection of papers that ranges over a wide variety of historical, archaeological, and ethnographic examples....A genuinely comparative (and so collaborative) intellectual enterprise. -- European Journal of Archaeology

 Persuasively argues that ancestors have been central to human existence and thus warrant a far more coherent research program than they have thus far received. Journal of Anthropological Research

 This excellent edited volume brings together ethnographic and archaeological studies of ancestor practices to present a long-overdue and useful synthesis for funerary archaeologists. American Antiquity


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