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This quantity represents a suite of contributions provided by means of the authors throughout the moment Annual collage of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar "Performing dying: Social Analyses of Funerary Traditions within the historical Mediterranean," held on the Oriental Institute, February 17-18, 2006. The primary target of the two-day seminar was once to interpret the social relevance due to the enactment of funerary rituals in the broad-reaching Mediterranean basin from prehistoric classes to the Roman Age. Efforts have been targeting making a panel composed of students with assorted backgrounds - anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, paintings historians, and philologists - and the data and services to counterpoint the dialogue throughout the presentation of case-studies associated with either textual and archaeological proof from the Mediterranean area. basic to the winning realisation of this examine technique used to be the energetic discussion among students of other backgrounds. those communicative exchanges supplied the chance to combine assorted ways and interpretations about the function performed via the functionality of historical funerary rituals inside a given society and, for that reason, helped in defining a coherent final result in the direction of the translation of old groups' behaviours.

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