Archaeology, Ritual, Religion
By (author) Timothy Insoll
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Archaeology, Ritual, Religion by Timothy Insoll
Book DescriptionThe archaeology of religion is a much neglected area, yet religious sites and artefacts constitute a major area of archaeological evidence. Timothy Insoll presents an introductory statement on the archaeology of religion, examining what archaeology can tell us about religion, the problems of defining and theorizing religion in archaeology, and the methodology, or how to 'do', the archaeology of religion. This volume assesses religion and ritual through a range of examples from around the world and across time, including prehistoric religions, shamanism, African religions, death, landscape and even food. Insoll also discusses the history of research and varying theories in this field before looking to future research directions. This book will be a valuable guide for students and archaeologists, and initiate a major area of debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415253123
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Timothy Insoll
Timothy Insoll is Lecturer in Archaeology at the School of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Manchester. His previous publications include The Archaeology of Islam (1999), Archaeology and World Religion (2001) and THe Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africal (2003)
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