Pet cemetery headstones tell us about our evolving relationship with companion animals

Hyde Park pet cemetry

Dr Eric Tourigny, Lecturer in Historical Archaeology at Newcastle University began a survey into the memorials written on the headstones of dogs at UK’s pet cemeteries in January 2019. On 9 January 2019 he asked the public for help in producing the first database of animal memorials in the UK. He wanted to catalogue …

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