Sub‐Saharan Africa

Timothy Insoll

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232444
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

Sub‐Saharan Africa

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This article discusses the archaeology of ritual and religion in sub-Saharan Africa. It starts by briefly considering the definition of African indigenous religions. It then reviews archaeological research on rock art, portable ritual objects, materiality and technology, death and burial, shrines and monuments.

Keywords: archaeological research; rock art; portable ritual objects; materiality; technology; death; burial; shrines; monuments

Article.  7751 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of Africa

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