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The archaeology of ancestors : death, memory, and veneration

Author: Erica Hill; Jon B Hageman; Patricia Ann McAnany
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ancient peoples used their ancestors' perceived influence to deal with domestic disputes, advertise wealth, validate authority, and much more. Erica Hill and Jon Hageman's volume explores these dimensions of ancestor worship through the study of documentary evidence and material remains, including funerary structures, human remains, art and iconography, structured deposits, and architecture
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Hill; Jon B Hageman; Patricia Ann McAnany
ISBN: 9780813062518 0813062519 9780813055756 081305575X
OCLC Number: 1039084013
Notes: Restricted admission to print
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Revisiting ancestors --
Leveraging the dead: the ethnography of ancestors / Jon B. Hageman and Erica Hill --
The archaeology of ancestors / Erica Hill and Jon B. Hageman --
Memory, power, and death in Chinese history and prehistory / Roderick Campbell --
Achieving ancestorhood in Ancient Greece / Carla Antonaccio --
The ethnoarchaeology of West African ancestors: Kusasi shrines and domestic space / Charles Mather --
Discovering ancestors --
Landscapes of ancestors: the structuring of space around Iron Age funerary monuments in Central Europe / Matthew L. Murray --
Royal ancestor construction and veneration in the House of Habsburg / Estella Weiss-Krejci --
Images of ancestors: identifying the revered dead in Moche iconography / Erica Hill --
Where the ancestors live: shrines and their meaning among the classic Maya / Jon B. Hageman

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Contributors to this volume demonstrate that ancestor veneration was about much more than claiming property rights - the spirits of the dead were central to domestic disputes, displays of wealth, and  Read more...

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"Reinforces the importance of thinking about ancestors, and their complexity and variability in the past."--Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

 
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