Sacred Sites Sacred Places

Sacred Sites Sacred Places

by David L. Carmichael
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415152267

ISBN-13: 9780415152266

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sacred Sites, Sacred Places explores the concept of 'sacred' and what it means to people in differing cultures. Archaeologists, legislators and those involved in heritage management sometimes come into conflict with local populations over sites which these communities consider to be sacred. This volume is unique in attempting to describe the belief systems

Overview

Sacred Sites, Sacred Places explores the concept of 'sacred' and what it means to people in differing cultures. Archaeologists, legislators and those involved in heritage management sometimes come into conflict with local populations over sites which these communities consider to be sacred. This volume is unique in attempting to describe the belief systems surrounding such sites, and in relating these beliefs and practices to the practical problems of heritage management. The book demonstrates the need to accommodate those beliefs which are a vital part of ongoing cultural identity.
The geographical coverage of this collection is exceptionally wide and its range of contributors, including indigenous peoples, archaeologists, anthropologists and heritage professionals, is unrivalled in any other publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415152266
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
One World Archaeology Series, #23
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.89(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >