Grave Art – Symbolism and Monuments

Why study cemeteries and grave markers at all? For the same reasons, in essence, that we value and study artifacts which embody lasting cultural truths: to help us achieve a better understanding of ourselves –which we are, what we have been, and, perhaps, what we are in the process of becoming….”

Cemeteries and Gravemarkers – Voices of American Culture
edited by Richard E. Meyer