A Global Perspective on the Ritual Use of Caves
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University Press of Colorado
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...tor Darrin Pratt, as well as Jessica d’Arbonne, Laura Furney, ...
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...cal perspective in describing the role of caves as power places line of research is promising in looking at ritual practices in such as Sir John Lubbock’s Pre-historic Times: As Illustrated chapter to “cave men” and noted in this early volume, “that tural cave use, and it included a short section on burial sites ...
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...subterranean world. For clarity’s sake, it is only the latter They add that “deep caves are rarely used at all and then only cept of “ritual” may well have been alien to the societies we Thus, an act may be called “ritual,” perhaps provisionally, cal from the point of view of the authors of the act. This is all ...
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...visually attractive natural materials, and the less intensively cial artifacts.” The “art objects” comprise small quantities Transformations of the Underworld in Prehistoric Southeast ItalyFigure 2.1 Sites mentioned in the text. 1. Valle Sbernia and Grottone di Manaccora (Peschici); 2. Grotta Paglicci (Rignano Garganico); 3. Grotta Scaloria (Manfredonia); 4. Madonna di Loreto (Trinitapoli); 5. Terra di Corte (San Ferdinando di Puglia); 6. Grotta di Santa ...
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...terized as “temples”) can be readily identified (figure 3.1; Ggantija 3600–3000 Unknown Constructed below ground Above groundSaflieni Tarxien 3000–2400 Unknown Natural and monumental below ground Above and below groundFigure 3.1 Location of Malta and location of caves: (A) “domestic”; On Malta, the natural cliffside caves and deeper cavities, such ...
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Reconsidering Neolithic and Bronze Age Cave Use in Crete, Greeceity, locational flexibility, and efficiency offered by open-air ties of access (e.g., Stravomyti) (Faure 1964, 55–6, 72; Hall tics (e.g., specialized shrine architecture; dedicated “ritual (e.g., offering tables, altars) in distinctive natural locations, ...
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...less complete and less reliable than is the case for equivalent (natural cavities that lack a well-defined roof ), and potholes periods, tailing off into the Late Mesolithic (seventh to fifth trial activities, and refuge. While there is copious historical Figure 5.1 Principal regions of Britain with outcrops of cavernous ...
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...zone of contact with “otherworldliness,” is one that extends The Subterranean Landscape of the Southern Levant during the Chalcolithic Period 89ossuary: boxes (or “tubs”) (figure 6.2E), structures (figure cles or “cairns,” similar to those at Shiqmim, were recorded (2) Artificial caves in soft bedrock. These are found primarily ...
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...granite outcrops of the first cataract of the Nile (figure 7.1). Grottoes, Caves, and the Underworld in Ancient Egyptian Religion“conceptually identical to the cosmic geography of the sun’s Menkaure’s smaller pyramid lies to the left and Khufu’s larger Figure 7.6 In the fourth hour of the Book of the Secret Chamber, Horus and Sokar protect ...
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...gious or ritual context, it is necessary to identify and define ral caves were used in the past as well as today in the practice systems. These systems are often ascribed to a “Bon” or pre-sky” or “wilderness.” But others may be in locations suit-irregularity in a surface feature of the wall, ceiling, or floor ...
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Paul S.C. Taçon, Wayne Brennan, Matthew Kelleher, and Dave ProssPaul S.C. Taçon, Wayne Brennan, Matthew Kelleher, and Dave Pross136as “signposts,” “beacons,” and meeting places when jour-early finds of art in the deep caves of Europe as well as stone Differential Australian Cave and Rockshelter Use during the Pleistocene and Holocene 137...
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...argued that the region constituted a “culture area” based on its cultural unity and similar religious principles. The shared ch’een, for instance, can be translated as “cave” but it also rocks, trees, springs, lakes, rivers, and caves. The earth itself Table 10.1 Chronological periods for Mesoamerican archaeological cultures ...
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...that “has survived to the present.” The purpose of the pres-out, “The significance of caves in this pattern has been little ters, that is, features lacking a “dark zone.” This is particu-Pueblos,” adding “this cult has survived to the present.” He also identified caves as “essentially a place for the worship ...
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Forty Years’ Pursuit of Human Prehistory in the World UndergroundFigUre 12.2 Robert L. Hall at work in Test A, Upper Salts Cave, Forty Years’ Pursuit of Human Prehistory in the World Underground 187Table 12.1 Dark-zone cave archaeological sites in the midcontinental karst of the United States. (This list is representative but not exhaustive.)...
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There is a great deal of survey work still before us, and there (Simek et al. 1997), and perhaps the region’s “signature” insect effigies, abstract shapes, and linear figures. Masses of cal contexts of Southeast cave art, and this, in part, reflects zone and partly due to the fact these sites are rather difficult ...
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...ritualized. In the search for evidence of ritual in caves, it is tuary cave, it is difficult to imagine how the larger creatures carapace rattles. “Domestic items” in the grave are usually place of burial, a cave, is afforded no ritual significance. For 2. When bodies are present, they often come from all life stages ...
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...later amateur reports of “cave explorations.” These tend to raw material that is utterly foreign to the area. As in the case plete, upright, very large ceramic vessel (figure 15.8). It had Perkiomen projectile points made of light-colored exotic flint of in length. It clearly reflects one of the classic themes of the ...
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...pertaining to the ritual use of these sites. Finally, we provide our country’s first professional archaeologists. For example, that this “culture” actually represents the material residues Dellinger’s crews to produce one of the first scientific stud-The Ritual Use of Caves and Rockshelters in Ozark Prehistory 239...
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The Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) 251flowed across it parallel to the cave lip into the rockshelter, strated that the latter deposit was in fact a “mudslip” of wet ments implies that initial occupation is earlier still. U-series found near it resemble these “in situ butchery events,” but ...
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...ter, we discuss what it is that persuades us that this cave was Thanks to the fact that the cave’s deeper recesses were sealed FiguRe 18.4 Stratigraphic context and dating of the stalagmite: 620 = main Hellenistic layer; 550 = fill of Hellenistic pit; 555 = Age (?) layer. Relative elevation from arbitrary datum in meters....
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...caves, it is first necessary to give a brief description of what a structured set of actions, related to traditions and beliefs. certain kinds of secular actions. Bell (1997, cited in O’Day, activity (cf. Renfrew’s “attention focusing devices” ), by particular sites. Specifically, it is the practices directly ...
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...open-air sites. Notably, this includes artifacts such as duhos, Robert S. Carr, William C. Schaffer, Jeff B. Ransom, and Michael P. PatemanRobert S. Carr, William C. Schaffer, Jeff B. Ransom, and Michael P. Pateman286FigURe 20.1 Islands in the Bahama archipelago, 21° to 27°30' N and 69° to 80°30' W. (Line art by William C. Schaffer, courtesy ...
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...of ringforts: “The fairies have taken up their abode therein, shaft in 1826 ( Jones et al. 1997, 23–26). At Captain Webb’s by one of the O’Brien family and the chieftain’s wife leapt the circuit of the lake, till the silver hoofs of his steed are not easy to reconcile with real caves. It is difficult to under-...
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...caves” (Garlake 1987). “For the first time there is evidence that “refers to the Matopos only” and is derived from excahills” by a process of erosion. “Some sites have been grow“saw” those spaces or what they “thought” of them. Farther be ‘cool.’ Rain medicines are sometimes stored in shelters as ...
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...are often said to “be” or “have” téi. The concept of téi is often glossed in the literature as “sacred” or “taboo,” (or sents a peculiar or “uncanny” form of the sacred—a kind of we focus upon three téi-ascribed places—Ili Kérékéré, Léné of these places, Ili Kérékéré and Léné Ara, are caves with ...
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...on today; it may be said that the “golden age” of ritual cave Sam Poh Tong (“Three Buddhas Cave”; tong means “cave”), FigURe 24.1 (A) Malaysia, showing karst regions and principal cave religious traditions is not restricted to Sai Baba’s following. according to local observers, “seeking good vibes,” and for ...
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...are all agropastoral societies. The Kogi are a transegalitarian A Quantitative Literature Survey Regarding the Uses and Perceptions of Caves among Nine Indigenous Andean Societies 345cally different perspectives present in early historical writing rather than “lumping” into generalities; if others feel that FIgURe 25.1 Results of hierarchical cluster analysis applying the ...
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...tails, whether the spirit depicted is bison, panther, or other. in the text: (1) Paha wakan (sacred hill); (2) Carver’s Cave; Caves and Related Sites in the Great Plains of North America 355FiGuRe 26.2 The earth monster, as depicted at site 14OT4, Kansas.success in the hunt, and a great deal of rock art is related to ...
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...“primitive” behavior preserved in the collective psyche, out distinct advantages as a ritual setting, especially in prearchi-tectural eras. The cave’s internal spatial stability perfectly on “particular” since all caves were not equal in terms of the artifacts,” what Skeates interprets as nonutilitarian features ...
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...greatly influenced by Peter Haggett’s and Richard Chorley’s Table 28.1 Popular techniques and methods in spatial data analysis.Object data Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis Model-Driven Spatial Data AnalysisArea data Global measures of spatial associations: Moran’s I, Geary’s c Spatial regression modelsSpatial interaction data Exploratory techniques for representing such data Spatial interaction models...
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In the case of long cultural traditions of ritual cave use such “directly,” the indirect experiences of the world are shaped structs, or what he refers to as a “We-relationship,” based environment interaction, such as “legibility” and “mystery,” lations to the notion of “cave” as well as to actual psycho-...
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Page Count: 520
Illustrations: 90 b&w photos, 61 line drawings, 31 maps, 26 tables
Publication Year: 2012