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Prehistoric religion : a study in prehistoric archaeology

Author: E O James
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 1962, ©1957.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E O James
OCLC Number: 12426433
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Paleolithic Burial Ritual --
The Cult of Skulls --
Choukoutien --
Monte Circeo --
Ofnet --
Ceremonial Interment in the Middle Palaeolithic --
Le Moustier --
La Cbapelle-aux-Saints --
La Ferrassie --
The Upper Palaeolithic --
The Grimaldi Burials --
Paviland and other Upper Palaeolithic Sepultures --
The Palaeolithic Cult of the Dead --
The Mesolithic Transition --
Azilian- Tardenoisian Interments --
Maglemosean --
Ertebolle --
Danish Dyssers --
II. Neolithic Burials in the Ancient East --
Egyptian Neolithic Cemeteries --
Badarian --
Amratian --
Merimdian --
Gerzean --
The Earliest Dynastic Tombs --
The Mastaba Tomb and the Pyramid --
Neolithic Tombs in Mesopotamia --
Hassuna --
Tell Halaf --
Al' Ubaid --
The Royal Tombs of Ur --
Burials in Elam and Baluchistan --
Susa --
Baluchistan --
The Nal Cemetery --
The Indus Valley --
Mohenjo-daro --
Harappa --
Cemetery R 37 --
Cemetery H --
III. Megalithic Burial in Europe --
Eastern Mediterranean --
Tholoi in Cyprus --
Vaulted Tombs in Crete --
The Cycladic Tombs --
The Siculan Rock-cut Tombs --
Western Mediterranean --
Sardinian Gallery-tombs --
Rock-cut Tombs and Navetas in the Balearic Isles --
Maltese Megaliths --
Iberian Peninsula --
The Almerian Megaliths --
South-west Iberian Tombs --
Pyrenaean Megaliths --
Atlantic Europe --
Megalithic Tombs in Brittany --
The S.O.M. Culture --
The British Isles --
British Long Barrows --
The Seven/Cotswold Barrows --
The Boyne Passage/graves --
The Medway Megaliths --
The Northern Megalithic Tombs --
The Danish Passage/graves --
Battle/axes and Single Graves --
IV. Cremation, Inhumation and Mummification --
Cremation in Europe under Long Barrows --
Round Barrows --
Urn Burial --
The Terramara Cemeteries --
The Villanovan Cemeteries --
The Lausitz Urnfields --
The Hallstatt Cemetery --
Cremation and Inhumation --
Mummification in Ancient Egypt --
Natural Desiccation --
Preservation and Embalmment --
"substitute Heads" --
Portrait Statues --
The "Opening of the Mouth" ceremony --
Making a Mummy --
The Burial Rites --
V. The Cult of the Dead --
The Disposal of the Body --
Cave-burial --
The Skull/cult --
Secondary Burial --
Preservation and Cremation --
Desiccation and Mummification --
Images of the Dead --
The After-life --
The Relation of Body and Soul --
Burial and the After-life --
orientation --
Status --
Duration --
Grave/goods --
Human Sacrifice --
The Cult of the Dead --
VI. The Mystery of Birth --
The Mystery of Birth in Paleolithic Times --
Sculptured "Venuses"
Responsibility: by E.O. James.

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