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By Muiris O’Sullivan (auth.), Kathryn Rountree, Christine Morris, Alan A. D. Peatfield (eds.)

Archaeology of Spiritualties provides a clean exploration of the interface among archaeology and religion/spirituality. Archaeological ways to the learn of faith have commonly and infrequently unconsciously, drawn on western paradigms, in particular Judaeo-Christian (mono) theistic frameworks and educational rationalisations. Archaeologists have not often mirrored on how those techniques have framed and limited their offerings of methodologies, examine questions, hypotheses, definitions, interpretations and analyses and feature overlooked a big size of faith: the human adventure of the numinous - the ability, presence or adventure of the supernatural.

Within the religions of a few of the world’s peoples, sacred reports – relatively when it comes to sacred landscapes and beings hooked up with these landscapes – are usually given higher emphasis, whereas doctrine and ideology are fairly less significant. Archaeology of Spiritualities asks how such reviews should be discerned within the archaeological list; how can we realize and examine ‘other’ sorts of spiritual or non secular adventure within the is still of the past?.

The quantity opens up an area to discover severely and reflexively the come upon among archaeology and various cultural expressions of spirituality. It showcases experiential and experimental methodologies during this region of the self-discipline, an unconventional method in the archaeology of faith. therefore Archaeology of Spiritualities offers a distinct, well timed and leading edge contribution, person who can be not easy and stimulating. it's a nice source to archaeologists, historians, spiritual students and others drawn to cultural and non secular heritage.

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Rattray (1932/1969:331) refers to the then widespread distribution of tooth filing in the first quarter of the twentieth century amongst many ethnolinguistic groups of northern Ghana, but provides no detail on the teeth that were filed.

1). Computed Tomography scanning of five figurines indicated that these cavities could be incised deep into the figurine (Insoll et al. in preparation). For example, a cone figurine (YK10-3-4-I15A) has an incised cavity running c. 20 mm deep into the body of the fi gurine from the top of the “head” (Fig. 4), whilst in an adult female figurine (YK10-3-O11-2) cavities in the ears, nostrils, and top of the head were visible in the CT image. Another cone figurine (YK10-3-O11) has an interesting irregular cavity running up the centre of the figurine, but this might be a correlate of manufacturing rather than an intentionally formed cavity.

Anquandah (1998:34) has suggested that the area might have been previously occupied by an “ancestral ‘Bulsa-type’” population and argues that the figurines depict various features he identifies as proto-Bulsa, for example, cowry decorated calabash helmets, amulets, and pendants, and he argues there are resemblances between ancient Koma pot forms and decoration, and recent Bulsa material culture (ibid:34, 49, 163–164). Ethnographic analogy is useful in broadening interpretive horizons rather than seeking direct resemblances (Insoll 2004:113–116), but whether such precise ethnographic parallels as those suggested by Anquandah (ibid) can be projected over this period of time is uncertain.

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