Archaeological approaches to shamanism [electronic resource] : mind-body, nature, and culture / edited by Dragoş Gheorghiu, Emília Pásztor, Herman Bender and George Nash
- Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- xi, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Gheorghiu, Dragos, Pásztor, Emília, Bender, Herman, and Nash, George
- Language Note:
- In English with one contribution in French with English abstract.
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Shamans and symbols / Mihály Hoppál -- Rethinking the neuropsychological model: shamanism, prehistoric Eskimo art, and animist ontology / Feng Qu -- Bear myths and rituals: the moon, women, stars and possible ancient links to Eurasia in North America / Herman E. Bender -- Technoshamanism: a shamanic experience of pyrotechnologies / Dragoș Gheorghiu -- Shamanism as a product of modernity: the anthropology of the ecstasy [MDMA] culture of the late 20th Century / George Nash -- Study of the Dongshanzui prehistoric female figurines and an analysis of the shamanism background / Kaixi Liu -- Mediating between earth and sky? "shamans" in the late Neolithic of the Carpathian Basin? / Alexandra Anders -- Nature-culture: à-propos du shamanisme protohistorique des Balkans / Michel Louis Séfériadès -- Comments on bird symbolism of the Bronze Age Carpathian Basin and its possible relationship with shamanism / Emília Pásztor -- Shamanism in the archaeology of nomadic peoples of Eurasia in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages / Zaur Hasanov -- Shamans of ancient Iranian nomads: artifacts and iconography / Sergey Yatsenko.
- "This long awaited book discusses both ancient and modern shamanism, demonstrating its longevity and spatial distribution. The book is divided into eleven thought-provoking chapters that are organised into three sections: mind-body, nature, and culture. It discusses the clear associations with this sometimes little-understood ritualised practice, and asks what shamanism is and if tangible evidence can be extracted from a largely fragmentary archaeological record. The book offers a novel portrayal of the material culture of shamanism by collating carefully selected studies by specialists from three different continents, promoting a series of new perspectives on this idiosyncratic and sometimes intangible phenomenon."--Back cover.
9781527500075 (paper over board ; alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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