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Death as a Process. The Archaeology of the Roman Funeral

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Death as a Process. The Archaeology of the Roman Funeral. / Pearce, J. (Editor); Weekes, J. (Editor).

Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2017. 300 p.

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Pearce, J & Weekes, J (eds) 2017, Death as a Process. The Archaeology of the Roman Funeral. Oxbow Books, Oxford. <https://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/death-as-a-process.html>

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Pearce, J., & Weekes, J. (Eds.) (2017). Death as a Process. The Archaeology of the Roman Funeral. Oxbow Books. https://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/death-as-a-process.html

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Pearce J, (ed.), Weekes J, (ed.). Death as a Process. The Archaeology of the Roman Funeral. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017. 300 p.

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Pearce, J. (Editor) ; Weekes, J. (Editor). / Death as a Process. The Archaeology of the Roman Funeral. Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2017. 300 p.

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