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Buddhism

Robin Coningham

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/9780199232444.013.0059

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

Buddhism

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This article discusses the archaeology of Buddhism. It reviews our current understanding of Buddhist archaeology, its monuments and landscapes, developing a key theme — the need to place monuments within their immediate and wider landscapes and the need to reconstruct the social and economic roles they played.

Keywords: Buddhist archaeology; monuments; landscape

Article.  6668 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Historical Archaeology

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