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Description - Resurrecting Pompeii by Estelle Lazer

Resurrecting Pompeii provides an in-depth study of a unique site from antiquity with information about a population who all died from the same known cause within a short period of time.

Pompeii has been continuously excavated and studied since 1748. Early scholars working in Pompeii and other sites associated with the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius were seduced by the wealth of artefacts and wall paintings yielded by the site. This meant that the less visually attractive evidence, such as human skeletal remains, were largely ignored.

Recognizing the important contribution of the human skeletal evidence to the archaeology of Pompeii, Resurrecting Pompeii remedies that misdemeanour, and provides students of archaeology and history with an essential resource in the study of this fascinating historical event.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415261463
ISBN-10: 0415261465
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Estelle Lazer

University of Sydney, Australia

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