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Bodies of Substance, Fragments of Memories: An Archaeological Sensitivity to Ghostly Presence
Ghost Research is archaeological work that requires specific field practices. This book introduces the investigative techniques of a "ghost archaeology." This is defined as a scientific discipline of the "ordinary," a search for the repetitive patterns of cultural behavior that can be unearthed during an field investigation. Six case studies of cultural hauntings are prese ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published March 25th 2009 by Authorhouse
(first published 2009)
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It's hard to have a completely objective view of this book as I am friends with John and have worked with his team using his "Ghost Excavation" methodology. What I can objectively tell you about this book is that is flies in the face of conventional assumptions about how ghost investigations is "supposed" to be. This, and many of John's books, reads a bit more like a scientific journal at times it is only because of his vast background as a professor, researcher, and true scientist. It may take ...more