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Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Rick Peterson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The book studies Neolithic burial in Britain by focussing primarily on evidence from caves. It interprets human remains from 48 Neolithic caves and compares them to what we know of Neolithic ... More


Nympholepts in Ancient Greece

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Chapter 2 turns to nympholepsy understood as possession and looks at “real-life” nympholepts. It includes a survey of the archaeological evidence from caves and sanctuaries, including inscriptions ... More


Dark Wonder: Belowness, or the Ineffable Underground

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We tend to associate wonder with the extension of the senses and the explosion of curiosity characteristic of the Scientific Revolution. This intellectual energy and optimism was connected to the ... More


Family Matters: Nirvana Caves

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0078
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the largest reclining Buddha statue ever attempted, housed in a cave temple located near the southernmost tip of Mogao Caves outside Dunhuang. Known by today's numbering system ... More


Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Bernhard Zipfel, Brian G. Richmond, and Carol V. Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507667
eISBN:
9780197507698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507667.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The excavations at Sterkfontein Cave, Gauteng Province, South Africa, have yielded one of the largest collections of postcranial fossils of any hominin site. These fossils remain relatively ... More


The body in the cave

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter introduces two important questions for the study. It looks at the possible relationships between Neolithic cave burial and other Neolithic burial practices. It then introduces the ... More


In praise of limestone

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this chapter it is suggested that limestone landscapes can be seen as a connecting theme in parts of the European Neolithic. The evidence for cave burial at the beginning of the Neolithic is ... More


Temporality, structure and environment

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This concluding chapter starts by restating the importance of the intermediary period as a key to understanding funerary practice. The agency of bodies, objects and caves are central to how we ... More


Through the glass darkly: the phantasmagoria of Elephanta

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00008
Subject:
Art, Art History

As a symbol of opaque darkness, the mysterious subterranean caves of Elephanta haunted the imagination of writers and painters ranging from John Ruskin to Flaubert and were notably memorialised in ... More


Śrāvastī: City of the Buddha’s Miracles

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes Hyecho’s visit to Śrāvastī, the site of the Buddha’s most famous miracle in which he defeated six non-Buddhist teachers by rising in the air and emitting fire and water from ... More


Quantum Bayesianism 2: Challenges

Christopher G. Timpson

in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Three more substantive challenges that the quantum Bayesian faces are presented: 1) Can a sensible ontology be found for the approach? 2) Can requisite sense of quantum explanations be made? and 3) ... More


Quantum Bayesianism 1: The Proposal

Christopher G. Timpson

in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199296460
eISBN:
9780191741791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296460.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The Quantum Bayesian view of Caves, Fuchs and Schack is presented, this being a view according to which quantum state assignments are purely personal and subjective, just as probability assignments ... More


Serving the Emperor

Meir Shahar

in The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831103
eISBN:
9780824868758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831103.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contrasts Buddhism's prohibition of violence with Bhuddist monks' participation in war. Binding the clergy and laity alike, the first of the Five Buddhist Precepts forbids killing a ... More


A summary of the history of exploration at the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

J. Francis Thackeray

in Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507667
eISBN:
9780197507698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507667.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Sterkfontein Caves, near Pretoria, South Africa, are part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The caves have yielded hundreds of hominin fossils recovered over a period spanning more than ... More


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