This chapter argues that phrenological theories of race were a product of encounters with death and burial in the colonial world. It explores this theme in three different settings: Ceylon, Egypt, and the Arctic. This chapter also demonstrates how the British Empire cannot be thought of as a homogeneous space. The practices of collecting were shaped by contrasting physical environments and regimes of colonial violence.
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