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Sacred Sites, Sacred Places : One World Archaeology - David L. Carmichael

Sacred Sites, Sacred Places

One World Archaeology

By: David L. Carmichael (Editor), Jane Hubert (Editor), Brian Reeves (Editor), Audhild Schanche (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th June 1994
ISBN: 9780415096034
Number Of Pages: 300

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"Sacred Sites, Sacred Places" explores the concept of "sacred" and what it means to people in different cultures. The book looks at why people regard some parts of the land as special and why this ascription remains constant in some cultures and changes in others. It aims to help archaeologists, legislators and those involved in heritage management avoid destructive practices in their conservation and excavation.
The book examines the extreme importance of sacred places in all cultures and the necessity of accommodating those intimate beliefs which remain a vital part of ongoing cultural identity. It is unique in attempting to describe the belief systems surrounding the existence of sacred sites, while at the same time bringing such beliefs and practices into relationship with the practical problems of everyday heritage management. The book has a wide geographical coverage and includes contributions from indigenous peoples, archaeologists and heritage professionals.

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"This book is especially timely and will be very influential in the acknowledgement of the importance of the landscape in the heritage of non-monumental cultures." -Henry Cleere, World Heritage Coordinator, Paris

Sacred beliefs and beliefs of sacredness
Wintu sacred geography of northern California
Sacred and secular neolithic landscapes in Ireland
Sacred Space in the Culture of the Artic Regions
Sacred Sites in Madagascar
Places of Power: Mescalero Apache sacred sites and sensitive areas
Sacred Sites in the Bamenda Grassfields of Cameroon: a study of sacred sites in the Nso' Fondom
Bukusu sacred sites
Sacrificial places and their meaning in Saami society
The Mijikenda Kaya as a sacred site
The perception and treatment of prehistoric and contemporary sacred places and sites in Poland
Islam on the Kenyan Coast, faithful vs. unfaithful: an overview of Kenyan Coastal sacred sites
A ceremony in a `cave of idolatry': a document from the 18th century from the Archivo Historico Diocesano, Chiapas, Mexico
At the month of the obsidian cave: deity and place in Aztec religion
Sto: Lo sacred ground
The spirits of the Chugach people of Alaska are at rest once again
Maori sacred sites
Principles and practice of site protection laws in Australia
When sacred land is sacred to three tribes: San Juan Paiute sacred sites and the Hopi-Navajo-Paiute Suit to Partition the 1934 Act Arizona Navajo Reservation
Tourism and the Bighorn Medicine Wheel: how multiple use does not work for sacred land sites
Ninastakis - the Nitsirapii's sacred mountain: traditional native religious activities and land use/tourism conflicts
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ISBN: 9780415096034
ISBN-10: 0415096030
Series: One World Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 16th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1

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