Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Tarlow, Sarah

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1792

Basic Biographical Information

Sarah Tarlow is a historical archaeologist based in the United Kingdom. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Sheffield University in 1989 and her M.Phil. (1990) and Ph.D. (1995) in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge. She taught at the University of Wales, Lampeter, between 1995 and 2000, before taking up a position as lecturer in Historical Archaeology at the University of Leicester. She was appointed to senior lecturer in 2006 and was appointed to a personal chair in spring 2012.

Among many high-profile professional duties, Tarlow has been an active editorial contributor to the journal Archaeological Dialogues and the leading figure in the development of the teaching and research programs in Historical Archaeology at the University of Leicester.

Major Accomplishments

Tarlow’s doctoral thesis, supervised by Ian Hodder, was titled Metaphors of Death in Orkney, CE 1600–1945and explored how early modern and modern gravestones could be...

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  1. Tarlow, S. 1999. Bereavement and commemoration: an archaeology of mortality. Oxford: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  2. - 2007. The archaeology of improvement: Britain 1750–1850. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  3. - 2008. The extraordinary story of Oliver Cromwell’s Head in J. Robb & D. Borić (ed.) Past bodies: body-centred research in archaeology: 69–78. Oxford: Oxbow Books.Google Scholar
  4. - 2011. Ritual, belief and the dead in early modern Britain and Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Tarlow, S. & S. West. (ed.) 1999. The familiar past? Archaeologies of later historical Britain. London: Routledge.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Cherryson, A., Z. Crossland & S.Tarlow. 2011. A fine and private place: the archaeology of death and burial in post-medieval Britain and Ireland (Leicester Archaeological Monograph 22). Leicester: University of Leicester.Google Scholar
  2. Hamilakis, Y., M. Pluciennik & S. Tarlow. (ed.) 2001. Thinking through the body: archaeologies of corporeality. New York: Kluwer Academic.Google Scholar
  3. Tarlow, S. 1997. An archaeology of remembering: death, bereavement and the First World War. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 7: 105–21.Google Scholar
  4. - 2000. Emotion in archaeology. Current Anthropology 41: 713–45.Google Scholar
  5. - 2003. Excavating Utopia: why archaeologists should study ‘ideal’ communities of the nineteenth century. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 6: 299–323.Google Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ArchaeologyPitt Rivers Museum, University of OxfordOxfordUK