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The Archaeology of Ritual

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The Archaeology of RitualThe Archaeology of Ritual

Edited by Evangelos Kyriakidis

ISBN: 978-1-931745-47-5 (paper), 978-1-931745-48-2 (cloth)
Publication Date: 2007
Series: Cotsen Advanced Seminars 3
Price: US $55 cloth, $42 paper

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This book is the fruit of the third Cotsen Advanced Seminar conducted at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. A wide spectrum of scholars, historians, art historians, anthropologists, students of performance and of religion, archaeologists, cognitive scientists, and linguists were all asked to think and comment on how ritual can be traced in archaeology and on possible directions for ritual research in the discipline. The outcome is a collection of papers that is thought provoking, often controversial, but always of extremely high quality.

"The collection is a significant contribution: the papers are of consistently high quality, several offering article-length synopses of books within their field; regional specializations include Mesoamerica, the Aegean, Inner Mongolia, and Zimbabwe. Consensus is neither its goal nor its outcome. The collection will stimulate meaningful debate, and belongs in the collection of scholars working in both archaeology and religion. It would be an excellent inclusion in graduate seminars in both fields."

– Sandra Blakely, Emory University, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.07.33


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