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By Megan E Springate

Using info from archaeological excavations, patent filings, and advertising catalogs, this booklet offers a extensive view of the creation, unfold, and use of heavily produced coffin in North the US. on the book's middle is a standardized typology of coffin that acknowledges stylistic and sensible alterations and a clean examine the meanings and makes use of of some of the motifs and ornamental components. in the dialogue of industrially produced coffin in North the United States is new paintings connecting the North American with its British antecedents and a clean research of the top elements that resulted in the advent and unfold of industrially produced coffin undefined. generally illustrated with examples of coffin to assist students and execs in identification.

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COFFINS AS AR TIFACTS men associated with one of these schemes spent time in jail (Spillman 2002:16; Taylor 2002:9). Despite the claims of fraud, a full-size, six-foot glass DeCamp-style coffin in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, was made circa 1922 by the American Glass Casket Company (Spillman 2002:16) and is evidence that at least some of these caskets were manufactured full-size. Prior to that time, glass caskets of up to four feet in length had been produced (Taylor 2002:10), suggesting that some may be encountered in children’s burials.

ANTECEDENTS Advertisements 53 et al. 2006a:444). Wrought iron bail handles were recovered from Burials 90 and 176, interred between ca. 1730 and ca. 1). The diamond-shaped central lugs were attached to the coffins via a pair of screw holes in each oval-shaped ear. In the center of each lug were pierced cutouts in the shape of hearts laid horizontally, points outwards, and mirroring each other (Perry et al. 2006a:129). The heartshaped symbol, outlined in tacks, was also found on the lid of Burial 101 (Perry et al.

More useful are definitions from medicine that are used to characterize different stages of growth: fetus (any skeleton less than full term); neonate (a newborn who died in the first month of life); infant (a skeleton of an individual who died within the first year of life); a child/juvenile (an individual who died between one year of age and puberty); and adolescent (an individual who died between puberty and the end of their growth spurt) (Baker et al. 2005:10). While the first several of these categories are based on age, the definitions of child/juvenile and adolescent are dependent on physical development (onset of puberty and growth spurt).

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