A Maturing Industry

The Mid-18th Century to Early 20th Century
  • Harold Mytum
Part of the Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique book series (MATT)


Investment in the funerary process reached its height for the greatest proportion of the population during the later 18th and 19th centuries. As the expanding middle classes and, increasingly, the working classes, participated actively in funerary and commemorative display, the industry reached its maximum of both quantity and complexity (Curl, 1972; Litten, 1991; Morley, 1971; Sloane, 1991).


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Mytum
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  1. 1.University of YorkYorkUK

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