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- DescriptionContributors to this landmark volume demonstrate that ancestor veneration was about much more than claiming property rights-the spirits of the dead were central to domestic disputes, displays of wealth, and power and status relationships. Case studies from China, Africa, Europe, and Mesoamerica use the evidence of art, architecture, ritual, and burial practices to explore the complex roles of ancestors in the past. Including a comprehensive overview of nearly two hundred years of anthropological research, The Archaeology of Ancestors reveals how and why societies remember and revere the dead. Through analyses of human remains, ritual deposits, and historical documents, contributors explain how ancestors were woven into the social fabric of the living.
- Author BiographyErica Hill, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska Southeast, USA, is coeditor of the Alaska Journal of Anthropology. Jon B. Hageman is associate professor of anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University, USA.
- PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
- Date of Publication30/12/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationFlorida
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of Florida
- Content Note45 black & white photographs
- Weight567 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byErica Hill,Jon B. Hageman
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