The Archaic tradition is subdivided into early, middle, and late stages based on variations in technology, mortuary behavior, and subsistence.
Ramesses III erected buildings at many sites throughout Egypt - the most famous edifice being the mortuary temple, Medinet Habu, near the Valley of the Kings.
Thus, it is possible that the habitation area tested in 1991 and the mortuary area excavated in the 1960s were at least partly contemporaneous.
However, this hypothesis has never been systematically tested using mortuary data from sites representing this time period.
The funeral home and mortuary had been in our family for decades.
Recent surveys of these sites, as well as one archaeological test excavation, give insights into the skeletal biology and mortuary practices of the individuals interred.
Burial monuments and other mortuary rituals are often costly and elaborate.
Particularly significant are the jet, amber and quartz items, valued as mortuary goods from prehistoric times onwards for their electrostatic and refractive properties.
Outbreaks of disease and changes in attitudes toward mortuary customs are all reflected in the structure and organization of the Grafton cemetery.
One interpretation is that the cave became a focus for mortuary rituals, including the defleshing of the dead.