Enduring Motives: The Archaeology of Tradition and Religion by Linea Sundstrom,Warren DeBoer,Wesley Bernardini,John E.

By Linea Sundstrom,Warren DeBoer,Wesley Bernardini,John E. Clark,Arlene Colman,John Kelly,Stephen H. Lekson,Colin McEwan,John Norder,Amy Roe,Jeffrey Quilter,Kelley Hays-Gilpin,Peter G. Roe,Alice Beck Kehoe,Robert L. Hall,James A. Brown,Cheryl Claassen

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4Enduring Motives examines culture and non secular ideals as they're expressed in panorama, the outfitted atmosphere, visible symbols, tales, and ritual.

 

Bringing jointly archaeologists and local American specialists, this quantity makes a speciality of long-lived non secular traditions of the local peoples of the Americas and the way faith codifies, justifies, and reinforces those traditions via putting a excessive price on continuity of ideals and practice.

 

Using clues from the archaeological list to piece jointly the oldest religions of the Americas, Enduring factors is prepared into 4 components. half 1 creates continuity via constitution, iconography, and sacred tales that correspond to culture-specific symbolic representations of the universe. half 2 explores the encoding of culture in position and item, or how humans use gadgets to liven up culture and move it directly to destiny generations. half three examines balance and alter and exhibits how traditions can evolve over the years with out wasting their center cultural value. the ultimate half acknowledges deep-time traditions in the course of the facts of old cosmology and spiritual tradition.

 

Spanning cultures as diversified because the Aztec, Plains Indians, Hopi, Mississippian, and Southwest Pueblo, Enduring factors brings to mild new insights on old non secular ideals, practices, tools, and strategies, which permit differently intangible aspects of tradition to be productively explored.

 

 

Contributors

Wesley Bernardini / James S. Brown Jr. / Cheryl Claassen / John E. Clark / ArleneColman / Warren DeBoer /

Robert L. corridor /Kelley Hays-Gilpin / Alice Beck Kehoe /John E. Kelly / Stephen H. Lekson / ColinMcEwan /

John Norder / Jeffrey Quilter /Amy Roe / Peter G. Roe / Linea Sundstrom

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