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Bachelor's Grove: Most Haunted Cemetery in America

Hey everyone! A bit of housekeeping first. Yesterday I had my 50th post and broke my previous view record! 133 page views compared to 105 after I was published by Listverse, so that feels like an awesome thing since I haven’t been published in a while. 885 more words

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Inclined to Material Agency: Death in Leeds

Archaeologists often talk about material agency: crudely put, the properties of things to affect human society. This is an apposite theme for thinking about the biographies of gravestones, exploring the many human and non-human agencies that affect memorials individually and collectively, but also how memorials (again individually and collectively) affect burial spaces and human actions. 957 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

New England Graves: Elijah and Joseph Sikes.

Prior essays in this series examined the famous death’s head and soul effigy (see, for example, here and here).  These were the most common New England grave symbols, and only occasionally do we find original designs.   446 more words

New England

My.Daily.Distraction ~ Post 31: Graveside Vigil

Pulling off to the side of the narrow road, I put the car into park and turned off the engine.

All at once, the air around me becomes very still. 693 more words


St. John the Divine, Central Park, Burnaby

The Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company (later BCER) was established in 1891 with a line running through a corner of Central Park. A power house and station used to stand in the park just before Kingsway.  978 more words

Lower Mainland

Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Trip 1

Was super psyched to finally get the chance to visit this cemetery. I’ve been here 4 years, almost 5, and I had always just passed by. 458 more words


Children's Graves

Some of the saddest headstones to see are those of  children.  Typically the grave markers will have lambs to represent an innocent soul has been lost. 159 more words