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Cemetery Settlements and Local Churches in Pre-Viking Ireland in Light of Comparisons with England and Wales

Tomás Ó Carragáin

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter re-examines the evidence for local ecclesiastical and other burial sites in pre-Viking Ireland. It compares local churches and cemetery settlements in pre-Viking Ireland with those found ... More


“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


Rural Burial in the World of Cities

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores rural burial in ancient Greek cities. It considers a finding that arose from an intensive survey in western Boeotia: that there were small isolated burial sites, sporadically ... More


African Moravian Burial Sites on St. John and Barbados: A Comparison of Spaces within Lived Experiences and Social Transformations from Slavery to Freedom

Helen C. Blouet

in Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400035
eISBN:
9781683400264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400035.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This study investigates Barbados’s eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Moravian Christian burial sites to highlight processes of community building and culture change within mortuary contexts linked ... More


Conclusion to Part I Making Tarim a Place of Return

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses key findings of the first section of this volume about the relevance of sites of burial in Hadrami diaspora. It comments on a narrative of a one-way flow of value arriving with ... More


Pa‘a Ke Kahua

Dana Nāone Hall

in I Ulu I Ka 'Aina: Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839772
eISBN:
9780824870959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839772.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on Honokahua and the beginning of the author's efforts to protect burial sites. Before Honokahua, thousands upon thousands of Hawaiian burials had been routinely dug up since the ... More


The Society of the Absent

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the importance of the place of death to a society of migrants. It explains that unlike other individuals who claim entitlement issuing from place of birth, the place of death ... 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


Landscapes of Ancestors: The Structuring of Space around Iron Age Funerary Monuments in Central Europe

Matthew L. Murray

in The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062518
eISBN:
9780813051154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter takes a phenomenological approach to the Central European Iron Age, arguing that ancestors structured space, reinforced social norms, and helped materialize kin relationships. Burial ... More


Nothing More Serious: Mortgaging and Struggles over Ancestral Land

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the encounters between claims made to land and positions on land that others associate with their deceased forebears. It looks at the case of Luo, for example, where during Jomo ... More


Gambling at the Water Table

Andrew Ross

in Title Pages

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 ... More


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