Chapter 10. Rethinking the Historical Dimensions of Mortuary Practices: A Case from Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania



Recent work in cemetery archaeology has focused on the history of the social emulation. Work in Nisky Hill Cemetery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has continued that focus, but also has highlighted the nature of cemeteries as built landscapes. These landscapes provide contexts for additional uses of cemeteries by various community groups in strategies of competition and status construction. The potential for analyzing cemeteries within archaeological contexts is re-evaluated with a look at a large and important Late Bronze Age cemetery in Greece.