Cemetery Analysis Using Temporal and Cultural Context

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bria A. Lindsay (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
Zejdlik-Passalacqua Katie

Abstract: The Riverside Cemetery, established in 1885 in Asheville, NC by Nicholas Woodfin encompasses 87 acres and houses the remains of over 9,000 individuals, 76 being notables including such noted individuals as Thomas Wolfe, Tempie Avery, Solomon Lipinsky, and Gilbert Sleigh Sr. The cemetery consists of five burial tiers designated by cultural group rather than lineage. Of the five tiers, we chose to examine the pauper portion of the cemetery for this project. In general, this poster will provide information on patterns of interment noted across the overall cemetery and then focus on the pauper portion of the cemetery highlighting the highly informative nature of cemetery research through an understanding of temporal and cultural contexts at the time of interment.

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Language: English
Date: 2019

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