Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America

An Interpretive Guide

Author: Cheryl Claassen

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318542

Category: Reference

Page: 385

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A comprehensive and essential field reference, Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America reveals the spiritual landscape in the American Archaic period. Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America describes, illustrates, and offers nondogmatic interpretations of rituals and beliefs in Archaic America. In compiling a wealth of detailed entries, author Cheryl Claassen has created both an exhaustive reference as well as an opening into new archaeological taxonomies, connections, and understandings of Native American culture. The material is presented in an introductory essay about Archaic rituals followed by two sections of entries that incorporate reports and articles discussing archaeological sites; studies of relevant practices of ritual and belief; data related to geologic features, artifact attributes, and burial settings; ethnographies; and pilgrimages to specific sites. Claassen’s work focuses on the American Archaic period (marked by the end of the Ice Age approximately 11,000 years ago) and a geographic area bounded by the edge of the Great Plains, Newfoundland, and southern Florida. This period and region share specific beliefs and practices such as human sacrifice, dirt mound burial, and oyster shell middens. This interpretive guide serves as a platform for new interpretations and theories on this period. For example, Claassen connects rituals to topographic features and posits the Pleistocene-Holocene transition as a major stimulus to Archaic beliefs. She also expands the interpretation of existing data previously understood in economic or environmental terms to include how this same data may also reveal spiritual and symbolic practices. Similarly, Claassen interprets Archaic culture in terms of human agency and social constraint, bringing ritual acts into focus as drivers of social transformation and ethnogenesis. Richly annotated and cross-referenced for ease of use, Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America will benefit scholars and students of archaeology and Native American culture. Claassen’s overview of the archaeological record should encourage the development of original archaeological and historical connections and patterns. Such an approach, Claassen suggests, may reveal patterns of influence extending from early eastern Americans to the Aztec and Maya.

People with Animals

Perspectives and Studies in Ethnozooarchaeology

Author: Lee Broderick

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702483

Category: Science

Page: 156

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People with Animals emphasizes the interdependence of people and animals in society, and contributors examine the variety of forms and time-depth that these relations can take. The types of relationship studied include the importance of manure to farming societies, dogs as livestock guardians, seasonality in pastoralist societies, butchery, symbolism and food. Examples are drawn from the Pleistocene to the present day and from the Altai Mountains, Ethiopia, Iraq, Italy, Mongolia and North America. The 11 papers work from the basis that animals are an integral part of society and that past society is the object of most archaeological inquiry. Discussion papers explore this topic and use the case-studies presented in other contributions to suggest the importance of ethnozooarchaeology not just to archaeology but also to anthrozoology. A further contribution to archaeological theory is made by an argument for the validity of ethnozooarchaeology derived models to Neanderthals. The book makes a compelling case for the importance of human-animal relations in the archaeological record and demonstrates why the information contained in this record is of significance to specialists in other disciplines.

Climate, Clothing, and Agriculture in Prehistory

Linking Evidence, Causes, and Effects

Author: Ian Gilligan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108611389

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Clothing was crucial in human evolution, and having to cope with climate change was as true in prehistory as it is today. In Climate, Clothing, and Agriculture in Prehistory, Ian Gilligan offers the first complete account of the development of clothing as a response to cold exposure during the ice ages. He explores how and when clothes were invented, noting that the thermal motive alone is tenable in view of the naked condition of humans. His account shows that there is considerably more archaeological evidence for palaeolithic clothes than is generally appreciated. Moreover, Gilligan posits, clothing played a leading role in major technological innovations. He demonstrates that fibre production and the advent of woven fabrics, developed in response to global warming, were pivotal to the origins of agriculture. Drawing together evidence from many disciplines, Climate Clothing, and Agriculture in Prehistory is written in a clear and engaging style, and is illustrated with nearly 100 images.

Monacan Millennium

A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People

Author: Jeffrey L. Hantman

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813941482

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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While Jamestown and colonial settlements dominate narratives of Virginia’s earliest days, the land’s oldest history belongs to its native people. Monacan Millennium tells the story of the Monacan Indian people of Virginia, stretching from 1000 A.D. through the moment of colonial contact in 1607 and into the present. Written from an anthropological perspective and informed by ethnohistory, archaeology, and indigenous tribal perspectives, this comprehensive study reframes the Chesapeake’s early colonial period—and its deep precolonial history—by viewing it through a Monacan lens. Shifting focus to the Monacans, Hantman reveals a group whose ritual practices bespeak centuries of politically and culturally dynamic history. This insightful volume draws on archeology, English colonial archives, Spanish sources, and early cartography to put the Monacans back on the map. By examining representations of the tribe in colonial, postcolonial, and contemporary texts, the author fosters a dynamic, unfolding understanding of who the Monacan people were and are.

Dressing the Part

Power, Dress, Gender, and Representation in the Pre-Columbian Americas

Author: Sarahh E. M. Scher,Billie J. A. Follensbee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813062211

Category: Art

Page: 497

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"From Olmec costume switching to Peruvian bundle burials we see which types of power were gendered, which symbols or motifs were power filled, and how these symbols were borne by the living and the dead. This collection showcases a mature gendered archaeology."--Cheryl Claassen, author of Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America: An Interpretive Guide Costume can reveal a wealth of information about an individual's identity within society. Dressing the Part looks at the ways individuals in the ancient Americas used clothing, hairstyle, and personal ornaments to express status and power, gender identity, and group affiliations, even from the grave. While most gender studies of pre-Columbian societies focus on women, these essays also foreground men and persons of multiple or ambiguous gender, exploring how these various identities are part of the greater fabric of social relations, political power, and religious authority. The contributors to this volume discuss how costume elements represented empowered identities, how different costumes expressed gender and power, and how elite gendered costume elements may have been appropriated by people of other genders as symbols of power. Dressing the Part examines how individual identity played a role in larger schemes of social relationship in the ancient Americas. Employing a variety of theories and methodologies from art history, anthropology, ethnography, semiotics, and material science, this volume considers not only how authority is gendered or related to gender but also how the dynamics between power and gender are negotiated through costume. Contributors: Katie McElfresh Buford | Billie J. A. Follensbee | Alice Beck Kehoe | Melissa K. Logan | Matthew G. Looper | Ann H. Peters | Kim N. Richter | Sarahh E. M. Scher | Elsa L. Tomasto-Cagigao | Laura M. Wingfield | Karon Winzenz | Cherra Wyllie

Gespräche

Author: Konfuzius

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535100205

Category:

Page: 234

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»Lernen und nicht denken ist nichtig. Denken und nicht lernen ist ermüdend.«... "Lunyu" heißt das bedeutende Werk über die Lehre des Konfuzius...

Orientalismus

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

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Kulturgeschichte der mittelalterlichen Wahrsagerei

Author: Christa Agnes Tuczay

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110240416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

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The quest for truth, foreseeing the future, solving the enigmas of the past, finding answers to acute questions: all this was promised by oracles already in antiquity. Although the rise of Christianity meant a break with this tradition, the art of fortune telling continued to thrive, partly based on models from antiquity but in Christianized form, partly using genuinely new methods in medieval times. The secret scholarly treatises on oracle techniques, which were only reluctantly tolerated by the church, were always subject to prohibition, since theologians condemned the belief in fate and the use of magic to influence reality as heresy. This book discusses all medieval forms of fortune telling and places special emphasis on their history of context, reception and discourse, also including a chapter on antiquity.

Homo Necans

Interpretationen altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen

Author: Walter Burkert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110808471

Category: History

Page: 390

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Naturvorstellungen im Altertum

Schilderungen und Darstellungen von Natur im Alten Orient und in der griechischen Antike

Author: Florian Schimpf,Dominik Berrens,Katharina Hillenbrand,Carrie Schidlo,Tim Brandes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784918255

Category: Excavations

Page: 262

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Everyone who investigates pre-modern concepts of nature cannot avoid a critical reflection on the ancient understandings of it. Here, "nature" is understood in the sense of a seemingly untouched space, largely independent of human culture. While this concept of "nature" is prevalent in modern times, the reconstruction of ancient ideas is difficult in that concepts of nature, if at all present, emphasize other aspects. For example, the Greek term φύσις in pre-Hellenistic times defines the nature of a thing rather than an untouched environment. A word for "nature" in this sense has not been handed down to us in the remaining texts of the Ancient Near East and Classical Antiquity. Nevertheless, such concepts can certainly be reconstructed from descriptions of nature to be found in literature and the representations of natural elements in art. The present volume aims at identifying these concepts of nature in texts as well as in archaeological remains of the Ancient Near Eastern and the Greek culture from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Contributions from the fields of archaeology and philology are juxtaposed for each time period in chronological order. This arrangement provides a good overview of the concepts of nature prevailing throughout different period and cultures. | Der Begriff ,,Natur" wird in modernen, mitteleuropäischen Gesellschaften meist im Sinne eines vermeintlich unberührten Raumes verstanden, der weitgehend unbeeinflusst von menschlicher Kultur ist. Für vormoderne Kulturen lassen sich solche Vorstellungen bzw. Konzepte sehr viel schwieriger nachweisen, da beispielsweise ein Wort für ,,Natur" mit der eben genannten Bedeutung in den erhaltenen Texten des Alten Orients und der griechischen Antike so nicht überliefert zu sein scheint. Gleichwohl werden durchaus Naturelemente in der antiken Literatur, der Flächenkunst sowie in antiken Monumenten beschrieben bzw. abgebildet sowie als integrative Bestandteile genutzt und funktionalisiert. Daraus lassen sich Konzepte von ,,Natur" herausarbeiten und rekonstruieren. Der vorliegende Band möchte solche ,,Naturkonzepte" in Texten, Artefakten und Denkmälern des Alten Orients und des griechischen Kulturraumes von der Archaik bis in den Hellenismus identifizieren und einen Überblick über die jeweils in einem bestimmten Zeit- und Kulturraum vorherrschenden Vorstellungen sowie deren diachrone Entwicklung geben.

Formen, die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843043957

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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Karl Marx: Formen, die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen Auszug aus den ökonomischen Manuskripten der Jahre 1857/58, die erstmals 1939 unter dem Titel »Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie« veröffentlicht wurden (Moskau 1939). – Die eckigen Klammern bei Marx wurden durch geschweifte Klammern ersetzt. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels: Werke. Herausgegeben vom Institut für Marxismus-Leninismus beim ZK der SED, 43 Bände, Band 42, Berlin: Dietz-Verlag, 1983. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 12 pt.

Mein Herz zwischen den Zeilen

Author: Samantha van Leer,Jodi Picoult

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838745957

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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"Hilf mir" - Deliah kann es kaum fassen, als sie diese Nachricht in ihrem Lieblingsbuch findet. Offensichtlich hat Oliver, der umwerfend gut aussehende Prinz der Geschichte, die Bitte speziell für sie hinterlassen. Und tatsächlich: Schnell stellen die beiden fest, dass sie über die Grenzen der Buchseiten hinweg miteinander sprechen können. Doch das reicht ihnen schon bald nicht mehr aus. Oliver ist schon lange genervt von seinem Märchen, das er immer wieder durchspielen muss, sobald ein Leser das Buch aufschlägt. Und er findet Gefallen an Deliah, die so anders ist als die langweilige Prinzessin Seraphima, die er sonst immer küssen muss. Da ist es doch klar, dass er endlich zu ihr will! Und Deliah: Die hat sich längst Hals über Kopf in ihren Märchenprinzen verliebt. Und ist begeistert von der Idee, Oliver aus dem Buch herauszuholen. Doch wie können die beiden es schaffen, die Grenzen zwischen ihren so unterschiedlichen Welten zu überwinden? Zusammen mit ihrer Tochter Samantha hat die bekannte Bestseller-Autorin Jodi Picoult einen Liebesroman geschrieben - mitreißend, märchenhaft, unwiderstehlich!

Das Problem des Übersetzens

Herausgegeben von Hans Joachim Störig

Author: Hans Joachim Störig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: 488

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