Archaeology of Religion: Cultures and their Beliefs in Worldwide Context, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Archaeology of Religion

Cultures and their Beliefs in Worldwide Context, 1st Edition

By Sharon R Steadman

Routledge

352 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781598741544
pub: 2009-04-30
SAVE ~$10.19
$50.95
$40.76
x
Hardback: 9781598741537
pub: 2009-04-30
SAVE ~$33.00
$165.00
$132.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315433899
pub: 2016-07-01
from $25.48


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Steadman fills an empty niche in the offerings on how archaeology interprets past religions with this useful textbook. The book includes case studies from around the world, from the study of Upper Paleolithic religions and of shamans in foraging societies to formal religious structures in advanced complex societies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and the Andes. Steadman also includes key contemporary religions—Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, among others—to provide an historical and comparative context. This is an ideal text for a archaeology of religion courses and classes that include a significant component on “past religions,” as well as an excellent guide for general readers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology