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Ritual and Religion in the Neolithic

Julian Thomas

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232444
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199232444.013.0025

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

 Ritual and Religion in the Neolithic

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This article discusses the archaeology of religion and ritual in the Neolithic. Despite a long history of research, the archaeology of ritual and religion in Neolithic Europe has yet to realize its potential. It suggests some ways in which the rich evidence available to us can be used to address these issues. The way forward lies with abandoning the attempt to reconstruct past mental states, and recognizing that both ritual and religion involved practices enacted in the material world.

Keywords: archaeology; religion; ritual; Neolithic

Article.  6805 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Prehistoric Archaeology

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