Captures the essence of monument and cemetery research as it has developed over the past half-century.
Belongs on the shelf of every cemetery researcher.
Serves as a thorough primer for those interested in mortuary studies and an important resource for experienced practitioners and scholars. It synthesizes the great wealth of post-Deetz and Dethlefsen investigations and successfully unites many interdisciplinary approaches.
--Journal of Anthropological Research
Suggests that the dead remain a talkative bunch, provided that we find right and respectful ways to hear their histories.
The most valuable survey of American archaeological research on gravemarkers and cemeteries to date, from which other disciplines can subsequently draw, and, more importantly, to which they can contribute.
--Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute