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The Turner-Hopewell Axis: Exploring Interaction through Embankment Form and Mortuary Patterning

A. Martin Byers

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034553
eISBN:
9780813039190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034553.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter explores the relationship between the Turner and the Hopewell sites based on assessing the style and configuration of their earthwork design, mortuary rituals, and the ... More


Like a Dead Dog: Strategic Ritual Choice in the Mortuary Enterprise

R. Berle Clay

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

I argue that a national bias on the part of American archaeologists leads to a focus on Middle Woodland burial mounds simply as landscape monuments to the dead created through extended acts of ... More


Working Out Adena Political Organization and Variation from the Ritual Landscape in the Kentucky Bluegrass

Edward R. Henry

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Understanding how humans alter their surrounding landscape can, on a basic scale, help us understand how people were structured socially. Recent discourse on the Adena phenomenon has emphasized the ... More


The War Machine in the Middle Bronze Age

Adam T. Smith

in The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the breakdown and redevelopment of the civilization machine during the Middle Bronze Age alongside a fearsome new assemblage that is best described as a “war machine.” The ... More


Melanesian Modeled Skulls, Mortuary Ritual, and Dental X-Rays: Ancestors, Enemies, Women, and Children

Michelle Bonogofsky and Jeremy Graham

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Perceived attractiveness and fecundity in youthful male and female individuals were determining factors in the selection of skulls for postmortem treatment in Melanesia deriving from both relatives ... More


Negotiating Karma: Penance in the Classical Indian Law Books

Mikael Aktor

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Garo people of upland Northeast India attribute great significance to rituals of death. The scale of these rituals varies with the status of the deceased person in society. This manifests itself ... More


Herto Brains and Minds: Behaviour of Early Homo sapiens from the Middle Awash

Yonas Beyene

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The discovery of three late Middle Pleistocene hominid crania, Homo sapiens idaltu, at Herto in the Middle Awash research area in Ethiopia in 1997 shed considerable light on this little-known period ... More


The Chan Community: A Bioarchaeological Perspective

Cynthia Robin

in Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039831
eISBN:
9780813043753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039831.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents a bioarchaeological study of the skeletal remains of the people buried at the Maya farming community of Chan. It explores physical well-being garnered from osteological data on ... More


A Master Artisan?: Tribute to the Founder of a Teotihuacán Apartment Compound

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of an older man from Teotihuacán (Tlamimilolpa period, A.D. 250–300). The location of this grave and the elaborate accompanying grave goods (including a shell ... More


Shell Mounds of the Middle St. Johns Basin, Northeast Florida

Kenneth E. Sassaman and Asa R. Randall

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Shell and earthen mounds of northeast Florida began to take form some 6000 years ago as places of habitation were transformed into entombments for the ancestors and arenas of social action. The onset ... More


Mortuary Practices in the First Iron Age Romanian Frontier: The Commingled Assemblages of the Măgura Uroiului

Anna J. Osterholtz, Virginia Lucas, Claira Ralston, Andre Gonciar, and Angelica Bălos

in Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400844
eISBN:
9781683401209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400844.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter presents the bioarchaeological and zooarchaeological analysis of the Iron Age remains Măgura Uroiului. A combined analysis of this assemblage using similar methodologies allows for a ... More


The Hollywood Site (9RI1) and the Foundations of Mississippian in the Middle Savannah River Valley

Adam King, Christopher L. Thornock, and Keith Stephenson

in Mississippian Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this chapter we explore the role of the Hollywood site in the development of a unique version of Mississippian political culture that emerged along the middle Savannah River Valley. We argue this ... More


The Traditions of Mount Taylor Communities

Asa R. Randal

in Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061016
eISBN:
9780813051284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061016.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter defines the Mount Taylor archaeological culture, during which most shell mounds on the St. Johns River were constructed. On one hand, the Mount Taylor culture has been traditionally ... More


Rituals and Ceremonies at the Mycenaean Cemetery at Dendra

Ann-Louise Schallin

in Ritual and Archaic States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 4 focuses on the ritual practices connected with the burials at the Late Bronze Age cemetery at Dendra in the Argolid in Greece, ca. 1600–1100 B.C. During this time, the central Argolid ... More


Experiments with Justice: On Turning in the Grave

J. Brent Crosson

in Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on spiritual workers’ practices of turning persons and practices around, over, or inside out to produce a radical change in a particular state of affairs. It argues that these ... More


Social and ritual violence and death

D. W. Harding

in Death and Burial in Iron Age Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199687565
eISBN:
9780191918384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687565.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

In recent years the issue of violence in Iron Age society has become polarized between those who believe that it was endemic and those who believe that it has been exaggerated, particularly by ... More


The Coalescence of Early Shinto

Helen Hardacre

in Shinto

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190621711
eISBN:
9780190621742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190621711.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Examines how the Ministry of Divinities (Jingikan) attempted to coordinate provincial shrine rites with the sovereign’s Kami rituals during in the eighth and ninth centuries. The principal imperial ... More


Osteobiography and Bioarchaeology

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The introductory chapter to the volume The Bioarchaeology of Individuals situates the work in the past several decades of methodological and theoretical development of the role of skeletal remains in ... More


Prelude to Osiris II: Conceptions of the Afterlife in the Early Dynastic Period and the First Half of the Old Kingdom

Mark Smith

in Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter surveys the evidence for afterlife beliefs in the early dynastic period and the first half of the Old Kingdom, prior to the earliest attestation of Osiris: the forms in which the ... More


The Great White Bear in Cosmology, Myth, Imagery, and Ritual

Thomas E. Berres

in Bears: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives in Native Eastern North America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401384
eISBN:
9781683401742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401384.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Great White Bear in the Central Algonquian philosophical religious belief system possessed the power to maintain or end life. In the Menominee Nation worldview, the Great White Bear with its ... More


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