Social hierarchy and burial treatments: a comparative assessment

Cross-Cultural Research Published In Pages: 79-115
By Kamp, Kathryn A.


This study examines the relationship between existence of status hierarchies and the level of expense on burials. The aim is to assess the archaeological assumption that more expenditure on burials reflects elite statuses in society. Author concludes that competition is a more direct predictor of burial type than status hierarchy. Implications for archaeology are discussed.

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