Material Culture and Sacred Landscape

The Anthropology of the Siberian Khanty
Author: Peter D. Jordan
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759102774
Category: Religion
Page: 309
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Study of the Khanty pastoralists of Siberia and their use of sacred landscapes.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion


Author: Timothy Insoll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019923244X
Category: Religion
Page: 1108
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A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.

Handbook of Archaeological Theories


Author: R. Alexander Bentley,Herbert D. G. Maschner,Christopher Chippindale
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759100336
Category: Social Science
Page: 590
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This handbook, a companion to the authoritative Handbook of Archaeological Methods, gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists on all aspects of the latest thinking about archaeological theory. It is the definitive resource for understanding how to think about archaeology.

Landscape and Culture in Northern Eurasia


Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315425637
Category: Social Science
Page: 358
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This unique volume aims to break down the lingering linguistic boundaries that continue to divide up the circumpolar world, to move beyond ethnographic ‘thick description’ to integrate the study of northern Eurasian hunting and herding societies more effectively by encouraging increased international collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers and historians, and to open new directions for archaeological investigation of spirituality and northern landscape traditions. Authors examine the life-ways and beliefs of the indigenous peoples of northern Eurasia; chapters contribute ethnographic, ethnohistoric and archaeological case-studies stretching from Fennoscandia, through Siberia, and into Chukotka and the Russian Far East.

Slavic Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: N.A
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Ceramics Before Farming

The Dispersal of Pottery Among Prehistoric Eurasian Hunter-Gatherers
Author: Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315432358
Category: Social Science
Page: 589
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A long-overdue advancement in ceramic studies, this volume sheds new light on the adoption and dispersal of pottery by non-agricultural societies of prehistoric Eurasia. Major contributions from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia make this a truly international work that brings together different theories and material for the first time. Researchers and scholars studying the origins and dispersal of pottery, the prehistoric peoples or Eurasia, and flow of ancient technologies will all benefit from this book.

Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia: An Encyclopedia


Author: James B. Minahan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690184
Category: Social Science
Page: 345
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Covering countries ranging from Afghanistan and China to Kazakhstan and Russia, this encyclopedia supplies detailed information and informed perspectives, enabling readers to comprehend Asian ethnic groups as well as Asian politics and history. • Provides readers with an understanding of Asia's many ethnic minorities, enabling a fuller comprehension of contemporary politics and economics in Asia and beyond • Presents information written in a clear, engaging, and accessible tone that is ideal for high school and undergraduate students as well as other readers with limited background knowledge about Asian ethnicities

Nomadic Peoples


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nomads
Page: N.A
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Reindeer Nomads Meet the Market

Culture, Property and Globalisation at the End of the Land
Author: Florian Stammler
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 382588046X
Category: Social Science
Page: 379
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Refuting essentialist notions of Nenets culture, the author explores the dialogue between reindeer nomads and the surrounding world and shows how global processes and concepts such as culture, property, and market are expressed in local practices. He demonstrates how reindeer nomads move freely between subsistence and commodity production; state-owned and private reindeer; animism, communism, and market relations; and territorial defence and cooperative knowledge of the land. This study makes an original and significant contribution to wider debates about nomadic pastoralism and to anthropological studies of trade, barter, property, and territoriality. Florian Stammler is senior researcher at the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi (Finland).

Anthropos


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethnology
Page: N.A
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Religion in the prehispanic Southwest


Author: Christine S. VanPool,Todd L. VanPool,David Atlee Phillips
Publisher: Altamira Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 1807
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Religion was as central in the day-to-day lives of prehistoric southwestern people just as it is in the lives of their descendants today. Examining the role of religion can help to explain architecture, pottery, agriculture, even commerce. But archaeologists have only recently developed the theoretical and methodological tools with which to study this topic. Religion in the Prehispanic Southwest marks the first book-length study of prehistoric religion in the region. Drawing on a rich array of empirical approaches, the contributors show the importance of understanding beliefs and ritual for a range of time periods and southwestern societies. For professional and avocational archaeologists, for religion scholars and students, Religion in the Prehispanic Southwest represents an important contribution.

International Migration Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Emigration and immigration
Page: N.A
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Quarterly journal on sociodemographic, economic, historical, political and legislative aspects of human migration and refugee movements. Each issue of IMR presents original articles, research and documentation notes, reports on key legislative developments - both national and international, an extensive bibliography and abstracting service, the International Sociological Association's International Newsletter on Migration, plus a scholarly review of new books in the field. IMR also offers annual special issues. Planned by the Editorial Board in conjunction with guest editors, each of these issues provides an extensive and comprehensive analysis of a single topic of emerging relevance in migration studies.

Encyclopedia of the Arctic


Author: Mark Nuttall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136786805
Category: Reference
Page: 2380
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With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps. This Encyclopedia is not only an up-to-date interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.

Mémoires de la Société finno-ougrienne


Author: Suomalais-ugrilainen Seura
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Finno-Ugrians
Page: N.A
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Native Title in Australia

An Ethnographic Perspective
Author: Peter Sutton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139449496
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Native title has often been one of the most controversial political, legal and indeed moral issues in Australia. Ever since the High Court's Mabo decision of 1992, the attempt to understand and adapt native title to different contexts and claims has been an ongoing concern for that broad range of people involved with claims. In this book, originally published in 2003, Peter Sutton sets out fundamental anthropological issues to do with customary rights, kinship, identity, spirituality and so on that are relevant for lawyers and others working on title claims. Sutton offers a critical discussion of anthropological findings in the field of Aboriginal traditional interests in land and waters, focusing on the kinds of customary rights that are 'held' in Aboriginal 'countries', the types of groups whose members have been found to enjoy those rights, and how such groups have fared over the last 200 years of Australian history.

The Origin of the Indo-Iranians


Author: Elena Efimovna Kuzʹmina
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900416054X
Category: Social Science
Page: 762
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Here then is the fruit of Elena Kuz'mina's life-long quest for the Indo-Iranians. Already its predecessor ("Otkuda prishli indoarii?," published in 1994) was considered the most comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Indo-Iranians ever published, but in this new, significantly expanded edition (edited by J.P. Mallory) we find an encyclopaedic account of the Andronovo culture of Eurasia. Taking its evidence from archaeology, linguistics, ethnology, mythology, and physical anthropology pertaining to Indo-Iranian origins and expansions, it comprehensively covers the relationships of this culture with neighboring areas and cultures, and its role in the foundation of the Indo-Iranian peoples.

Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sámi and other Indigenous Peoples

The Sacred Arctic
Author: Leena Heinämäki,Thora Martina Herrmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319480693
Category: Law
Page: 192
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This book focuses specifically on the experience and protection of indigenous, and particularly Sámi sacred sites in the Arctic. Sacred sites are being increasingly recognized as important reservoirs of Arctic cultural and biological diversity, as a means for the transmission of culture and identity, and a tool for the preservation of fragile northern social-ecological systems. Yet, legal protection of Arctic sacred sites and related policies are often still lacking or absent. It becomes increasingly difficult for site custodians in the Arctic to protect these ancient sites, due to disruptive changes, such as climate change, economic developments and infrastructural development. With contributions from Sámi and non-Sámi scholars from Arctic regions, this book provides new insights into our understanding of the significance and legal protection of sacred sites for Sámi of the Arctic. It examines the role of international human rights, environmental law, and longstanding customary law that uphold Arctic indigenous peoples’ rights in conservation, and their associated management systems. It also demonstrates the complex relationships between indigenous knowledge, cultural/spiritual values and belief systems and nature conservation. The book looks forward to providing guidelines for future research and practice for improved integration of the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature into law, policy, planning and management. As such, this book offers a contribution to upholding the sanctity of these sites, their cultural identity and the biodiversity associated with them.

Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia

Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Life Ways
Author: Andrzej Weber,M. Anne Katzenberg,Theodore G. Schurr
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 1934536393
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Siberia's Lake Baikal region is an archaeologically unique and emerging area of hunter-gatherer research, offering insights into the complexity, variability, and dynamics of long-term culture change. The exceptional quality of archaeological materials recovered there facilitates interdisciplinary studies whose relevance extends far beyond the region. The Baikal Archaeology Project—one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted in the history of subarctic archaeology—is conducted by an international multidisciplinary team studying Middle Holocene (about 9,000 to 3,000 years B.P.) hunter-gatherers of the region. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the project includes scholars in archaeology, physical anthropology, ethnography, molecular biology, geophysics, geochemistry, and paleoenvironmental studies. This book presents the current team's research findings on questions about long-term patterns of hunter-gatherer adaptive strategies. Grounded in interdisciplinary approaches to primary research questions of cultural change and continuity over 6,000 years, the project utilizes advanced research methods and integrates diverse lines of evidence in making fundamental and lasting contributions to hunter-gatherer archaeology.

Children, identity and the past


Author: Liv Helga Dommasnes,Melanie Wrigglesworth
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 213
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In this volume, fourteen authors representing different academic fields and traditions present their work on children in past societies: how to recognise children in the archaeological record, the conditions of their lives and deaths and how they may have been perceived by their contemporaries.The case studies, from a number of European sites, cover a time-span from the Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages. A central theme in many of the contributions is socialisation and education as part of identity-forming processes. What was it like to be a child in Palaeolithic times? How did the Early Medieval Church approach the teaching of children? Socialisation is a theme echoed also in the two papers dealing with teaching children of today about the past, as the authors discuss how the past can be used in present identity-forming processes.During the last c. 20 years, the archaeology of children has been enriching our understandings of the past. The papers in this volume make us realise that the study of children will have a profound impact on the study of past societies in general, challenging us to reconsider established notions of prehistoric community life. The past will never be the same after its children have entered the scene...

The Beauty of the Primitive

Shamanism and Western Imagination
Author: Andrei A. Znamenski
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195172310
Category: Religion
Page: 434
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The Beauty of the Primitive explores how shamanism, an obscure word introduced by the eighteenth-century German explorers of Siberia, entered Western humanities and social sciences, and has now become a powerful idiom used by nature and pagan communities to situate their spiritual quests and anti-modernity sentiments. With its interdisciplinary approach and engaging style, it promises to be the definitive account of this neglected strand of intellectual history.