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The ritual killing and burial of animals; European perspectives.


The ritual killing and burial of animals; European perspectives.

Ed. by Aleksander Pluskowski.

Oxbow Books


232 pages




Such burials are most often found in funerary contexts, where they are typically interpreted as sacrifices, but there is great diversity in types and contexts of ritual slaughter and burial. Archaeologists and historians demonstrate the current state of research across historic and prehistoric Europe, in sections on interpretive frameworks, central and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. They consider such aspects as from remains to meanings, spatial aspects of globular amphora funeral rites with animal deposits in Poland, animal deposits in a Late Copper Age settlement in Hungary, sheep foundation burials in Roman Winchester, horse slaughter as part of Viking burial customs in Iceland, and dogs in a medieval sacral space. There is no index. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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Date:Aug 1, 2012
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