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“Every Move You Make”: First Signs of the Supernatural Eye

Matt J. Rossano

in Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 continues to trace religion’s evolutionary history by identifying three “primitive” traits of religion: ancestor worship, animism, and shamanism. It is argued that these are religion’s ... More


Greek, Roman, and Jewish Succor for the Dead

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter one sets up the cultural context for the study of early Christian texts by examining traditions in which the living helped the dead in Greek religion, Roman religion, and ancient Judaism. The ... More


Presenting Three Artefacts

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the presentational character of artefacts and sites through an analysis of the three anomalous artefacts and sites that opened the discussion in Chapter 1. These are a pottery ... More


Gambling at the Water Table

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Of all the livelihoods made possible by land development, Cory Breternitz’s job was one of the more peculiar. He was paid to do archaeological excavations by people who hoped he would find nothing ... More


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