The archaeology of Shamanism

Published
  • New York : Routledge 2001
Physical description
1 online resource
ISBN
  • 0415252547
  • 0415252555
Notes
  • Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- The archaeology of shamanism: Cognition, cosmology and world-view -- Chapter One -- AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF ALTERED STATES: SHAMANISM AND MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES 3 Neil S. Price -- Chapter Two -- SOUTHERN AFRICAN SHAMANISTIC ROCK ART IN ITS SOCIAL AND COGNITIVE CONTEXTS 17 J.D. Lewis-Williams -- PART TWO -- Siberia and Central Asia: The 'cradle of shamanism' -- Chapter Three -- ROCK ART AND THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF SIBERIAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN SHAMANISM 43 Ekaterina Devlet -- Chapter Four -- SHAMANS, HEROES AND ANCESTORS IN THE BRONZE CASTINGS OF WESTERN SIBERIA, 56 Natalia Fedorova -- Chapter Five -- SUN GODS OR SHAMANS? INTERPRETING THE 'SOLAR-HEADED' PETROGLYPHS OF CENTRAL ASIA 65 Andrzej Rozwadowski -- Chapter Six -- THE MATERIALITY OF SHAMANISM AS A 'WORLD-VIEW': PRAXIS, ARTEFACTS AND LANDSCAPE 87 Peter Jordan -- Chapter Seven -- THE MEDIUM OF THE MESSAGE: SHAMANISM AS LOCALISED PRACTICE IN THE NEPAL HIMALAYAS 105 Damian Walter -- PART THREE North America and the North Atlantic -- Chapter Eight -- THE GENDERED PEOPLING OF NORTH AMERICA: ADDRESSING THE ANTIQUITY OF SYSTEMS OF MULTIPLE GENDERS 123 Sandra E. Hollimon -- Chapter Nine -- SHAMANISM AND THE ICONOGRAPHY OF PALAEO-ESKIMO ART 135 -- Patricia D. Sutherland -- Chapter Ten -- SOCIAL BONDING AND SHAMANISM AMONG LATE DORSET GROUPS IN HIGH ARCTIC GREENLAND 146 -- Hans Christian Gullov and Martin Appelt -- PART FOUR Northern Europe -- Chapter Eleven -- SPECIAL OBJECTS -- SPECIAL CREATURES: SHAMANISTIC IMAGERY AND THE AURIGNACIAN ART OF SOUTH-WEST GERMANY 165 Thomas A. Dowson and Martin Porr -- Chapter Twelve -- THE SOUNDS OF TRANSFORMATION: ACOUSTICS, MONUMENTS AND RITUAL IN THE BRITISH NEOLITHIC 178 Aaron Watson -- Chapter Thirteen -- AN IDEOLOGY OF TRANSFORMATION: CREMATION RITES AND ANIMAL SACRIFICE IN EARLY ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 193 Howard Williams -- Chapter Fourteen -- WAKING ANCESTOR SPIRITS: NEO-SHAMANIC ENGAGEMENTS WITH ARCHAEOLOGY 213 Robert J. Wallis -- Index 231.
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Related item
  • Print version:: Archaeology of Shamanism. New York : Routledge, 2001
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  • Electronic books.
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Language
  • English
Contents
  • Archaeology of altered states : shamanism and material culture studies / Neil S. Price -- Southern African shamanistic rock art in its social and cognitive contexts / J.D. Lewis-Williams -- Rock art and the material culture of Siberian and Central Asian shamanism / Ekaterina Devlet -- Shamans, heroes and ancestors in the bronze castings of western Siberia / Natalia Fedorova -- Suns gods or shamans: interpreting the 'solar-headed' petroglyphs of Central Asia / Andrzej Rozwadowski -- Materiality of shamanism as a 'world-view' : praxis, artefacts and landscape / Peter Jordan -- Medium of the message : shamanism as localised practice in the Nepal Himalayas / Damian Walter -- Gendered peopling of North America : addressing the antiquity of systems of multiple genders / Sandra E. Hollimon -- Shamanism and the iconography of Palaeo-Eskimo art / Patricia D. Sutherland -- Social bonding and shamanism among Late Dorset groups in High Arctic Greenland / Hans Christian Gull校nd Martin Appelt -- Special objects-- special creatures : shamanistic imagery and the Aurignacian art of south-west Germany / Thomas A. Dowson and Martin Porr -- Sounds of transformation : acoustics, monuments and ritual in the British Neolithic / Aaron Watson -- Ideology of transformation : cremation rites and animal sacrifice in early Anglo-Saxon England / Howard Williams -- Waking ancestor spirits : neo-shamanic engagements with archaeology / Robert J. Wallis.

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