Embodied Rituals & Ritualized Bodies: Tracing Ritual Practices in Late Mesolithic Burials (Acta Archaeologica Lundensia, 46)

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9789122020370: Embodied Rituals & Ritualized Bodies: Tracing Ritual Practices in Late Mesolithic Burials (Acta Archaeologica Lundensia, 46)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This thesis explores the ritual dimensions of the mortuary practices in the late Mesolithic cemeteries at Skateholm in Southern Sweden and Vedbaek-Bogebakken in Eastern Denmark. With a combination of methods and theories that focus on the ritual practices as action, a new approach to burials in archaeology is proposed. Special attention is given to the ritual practice of handling the body of the dead. The focus on the body and on practices as actions is a central part of the method of analysis applied to the material. The French taphonomic approach anthropologie de terrain, which ultimately aims to reconstruct the acts that constituted the mortuary rituals, allows for a firm connection between the archaeological material and the theoretical framework.
Through the engagement with practice theory and ritual theory, this thesis also touches upon the fundamental questions of why we need rituals to structure our lives and our world. More specifically, it discusses different dimensions of the need for rites of passage at death. How does ritual help us deal with the dual aspect of the crisis of death - the loss of a social being and the emergence of a cadaver? What does it mean for us to deal with the inevitably decomposing remains of our dead? How do the experiences and memories of our ritual responses to death contribute to shaping our motion of body, self, life and death? Ultimately, this thesis is an attempt, through archaeology, to make a connection, on the level of the processes of structuration of human life, between then and now, them and us.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 85.00
US$ 88.92

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stutz, Liv Nilsson
Published by Almqvist & Wiksell Intl (2003)
ISBN 10: 9122020373 ISBN 13: 9789122020370
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Zubal-Books
(Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Almqvist & Wiksell Intl, 2003. Condition: Fine. *Price HAS BEEN reduced for our ABEBOOKS NOVEMBER Sale* 406 pp., includes cd-rom, Paperback, fine. Seller Inventory # ZB1127761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 88.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds