Archaeology, Ritual, Religion / Edition 1

Archaeology, Ritual, Religion / Edition 1

by Timothy Insoll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415253128

ISBN-13: 9780415253123

Pub. Date: 05/18/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The archaeology of religion is a much neglected area, yet religious sites and artefacts constitute a major area of archaeological evidence. Timothy Insoll presents an introductory statement on the archaeology of religion, examining what archaeology can tell us about religion, the problems of defining and theorizing religion in archaeology, and the methodology, or

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Overview

The archaeology of religion is a much neglected area, yet religious sites and artefacts constitute a major area of archaeological evidence. Timothy Insoll presents an introductory statement on the archaeology of religion, examining what archaeology can tell us about religion, the problems of defining and theorizing religion in archaeology, and the methodology, or how to 'do', the archaeology of religion.

This volume assesses religion and ritual through a range of examples from around the world and across time, including prehistoric religions, shamanism, African religions, death, landscape and even food. Insoll also discusses the history of research and varying theories in this field before looking to future research directions. This book will be a valuable guide for students and archaeologists, and initiate a major area of debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415253123
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/18/2004
Series:
Themes in Archaeology Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Theme 2. History of Research 3. Contemporary Approaches 4. The Case Studies 5. Prospects and Conclusion: Prospects, A Future Approach? Towards a Theory of Archaeology and Religion

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