A Study of the Burial Practices and the Treatment of Women in Etruscan Civilization
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This paper seeks to analyze Etruscan burial and religious practices and determine how the treatment of women is reflected in these customs. Background information involving ceremonial rituals, cremation, ceramic, tomb construction, and human remains will be discussed to provide a wider context for understanding the Etruscan burial practices. This information will then be used to analyze data collected by the San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project (SGARP) to determine the treatment of women, specifically at San Giuliano. This thesis draws on data from SGARP’s 2016 and 2017 seasons, while emphasis will be placed on the 2016 tomb survey data and one of the two excavated tombs at the site.