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An archaeology of religion, Kit W. Wesler

Label
An archaeology of religion
Title
An archaeology of religion
Statement of responsibility
Kit W. Wesler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Archaeologists have been increasingly turning their attention to the study of religion, but the field so far has lacked a cross-cultural overview. This text challenges archaeological conventions by refusing to respect the geographic and temporal boundaries with which archaeologists too often define their field. Worldwide in range and comparative in perspective, this exploration is guided by several fundamental questions: How do we recognize religion in the archaeological record? When should we recognize the first activities we call religious? What distinguishes a world religion? How can we see the formations of modern world religions in the archaeological record? An Archaeology of Religion begins with the first glimmers of what might be considered religious expression in the Paleolithic period and concludes with the complexities of world religions today. This book is an ambitious attempt to survey how scholars approach the identification of religious sites and practices in the archaeological record."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wesler, Kit W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL65.A72
LC item number
W47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology and religion
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Religion
Label
An archaeology of religion, Kit W. Wesler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and definitions -- Grave issues -- Shamanism -- Neolithic -- Gods and temples -- Archaeology of Hinduism -- Archaeology of Buddhism -- Archaeology of Judaism -- Archaeology of Christianity -- Archaeology of Islam -- Archaeology of Pilgrimage -- Cults, regional cults, and world religions
Control code
775416602
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780761858454
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012931186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)775416602
Label
An archaeology of religion, Kit W. Wesler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and definitions -- Grave issues -- Shamanism -- Neolithic -- Gods and temples -- Archaeology of Hinduism -- Archaeology of Buddhism -- Archaeology of Judaism -- Archaeology of Christianity -- Archaeology of Islam -- Archaeology of Pilgrimage -- Cults, regional cults, and world religions
Control code
775416602
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780761858454
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012931186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)775416602

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