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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Mortuary Practices and Ritual Associations

Shamanic Elements in Prehistoric Funerary Contexts in South America

£34.00
Editors:
John E. Staller and Elizabeth J. Currie
Publication Year:
2001
Language:
English
Paperback:
152pp. Includes numerous figures, photographs, maps and plans.
ISBN 10:
184171268X
ISBN:
9781841712680
BAR number:
S982
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This volume has its origins in a symposium on South American Prehistory that took place at the Chicago 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in 1999. The 11 papers here reveal a pre-Hispanic world rich in metaphor and symbolism relating human beings to their origins and ancestral past, the wider natural world and their place within it. The shamanic world is one wherein symbols and symbolic behaviour are actively employed in mediating with the 'Otherworld' and its visionary inhabitants. The sites visited include Macchu Picchu, the Moche Mountains, and Coastal Ecuador.