During this well timed assortment, Neil expense presents a basic creation to the archaeology of shamanism by means of bringing jointly fresh archaeological notion at the topic. mixing theoretical dialogue with specified case reports, the problems addressed comprise shamanic fabric tradition, responses to loss of life and the lifeless, shamanic soundscapes, using ritual structure and shamanism within the context of alternative trust structures equivalent to totemism. Following an intial orientation reviewing shamanism as an anthropological build, the quantity specializes in the Northern hemisphere with case reports from Greenland to Nepal, Siberia to Kazakhstan. The papers span a chronological variety from top Palaeolithic to the current and discover such cross-cutting subject matters as gender and the physique, identification, panorama, structure, in addition to shamanic interpretations of rock artwork and shamanism within the history and cultural identification of indigenous peoples. the amount additionally addresses the translation of shamanic ideals when it comes to cognitive neuroscience and the fashionable public belief of prehistoric shamanism.

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