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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : OXBOW Books, 2017.
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The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion' is the first volume dedicated to exploring ritual and religious practice in past societies from a variety of 'environmental' remains. Building on recent debates surrounding, for instance, performance, materiality and the false dichotomy between ritualistic and secular behaviour, this book investigates notions of ritual and religion through the lens of perishable material  Read more...
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BIOARCHAEOLOGY OF RITUAL AND RELIGION.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXBOW BOOKS, 2017
(OCoLC)992784600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781785708299 1785708295
OCLC Number: 1019708842
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Contents: Front Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; List of Tables, Figures and Plates; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Ritual and Religion: Bioarchaeological Perspectives; 2. Sacred to the Soil: Micromorphology, Geoarchaeology, and the Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion, with Reference to the Iron Age Site of High Pasture Cave, Scotland; 3. Pollen Signatures of a Ritual Process in the Collective Burial Cave of Cova des Pas (Late Bronze Age, Minorca, Balearic Islands, Spain); 4. The Final Masquerade: Resinous Substances and Roman Mortuary Rites. 5. Plant Rituals and Fuel in Roman Cemeteries of Apulia (SE Italy)6. Feasting in a Sacred Grove: A Multidisciplinary Study of the Gallo-Roman Sanctuary of Kempraten, Switzerland; 7. Ritual Meals and Votive Offerings: Shells and Animal Bones at the Archaic Sanctuary of Apollo at Ancient Zone, Thrace, Greece; 8. Animals and Rituals in Iron Age Iberian Settlements in the Region of Valencia, Spain; 9. Animal Biographies in the Iron Age of Wessex: Winnall Down, UK, Revisited; 10. Faunal Remains and Ritualisation: Case Studies from Bronze Age Caves in Central Italy. 11. Towards an Archaeology of the Social Meanings of the Environment: Plants and Animals at the Prehistoric Ceremonial and Funerary Staggered Turriform of Son Ferrer (Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain)12. Animals and Worldviews: A Diachronic Approach to Tooth and Bone Pendants from the Mesolithic to the Medieval Period in Estonia; 13. Birds in Death: Avian Archaeology and the Mortuary Record in the Scottish Islands; 14. Beyond Bones: Ritual and Social Secrets in Archaeological Remains; Back Cover.

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Employing new theoretical and practical approaches, this volume explores the diverse roles of plant, animal and other organic remains in ritual and religion, as foods, offerings, sensory or healing  Read more...

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