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Title Soils, stones and symbols : cultural perceptions of the mineral world / edited by Nicole Boivin & Mary Ann Owoc
Imprint London : UCL ; Portland, Ore. : Cavendish Publishing, 2004
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  QE359.A1 S683 2004    AVAILABLE    30530000804252
Descript xiv, 235 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Note Held as a conference session entitled 'Soils, stones and symbols: cultural perceptions of the mineral world' at the European Association of Archaeologists meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2001
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: From veneration to exploitation: human engagement with the mineral world / Nicole Boivin -- Ochre, clay, stone and art: the symbolic importance of minerals as life-force among aboriginal peoples of northern and central Australia / Paul SC Ta├žon -- From the earth: minerals and meaning in the Hopewellian world / Douglas K. Charles, Julieann Van Nest and Jane E Buikstra -- Earth, wood and fire: materiality and stonehenge / Mike Parker Pearson -- The mirror of the sun: surface, mineral applications and interface in California rock-art / David Robinson -- A phenomenology of the buried landscape: soil as material culture in the bronze age of south-west Britain / Mary Ann Owoc -- The cosmic earth: materiality and mineralogy in the Americas / Nicholas J. Saunders -- An axe to grind: symbolic considerations of stone axe use in ancient Australia /Adam Brumm -- Geoarchaeology and the goddess Laksmi: Rajasthani insights into geoarchaeological methods and prehistoric soil use /Nicole Boivin -- Choosing stones, remembering places: geology and intention in the megalithic monuments of Western Europe / Chris Scarre -- Reading the earth: philosophy in/of the field / Robert Frodeman -- Epilogue: humans in a mineral world / Mary Ann Owoc
Subject Minerals -- History -- Congresses
Minerals -- Religious aspects -- Congresses
Minerals -- Social aspects -- Congresses
Stone -- Religious aspects -- Congresses
Soils -- Religious aspects -- Congresses
Symbolic anthropology -- Congresses
Archaeology -- Congresses
Folklore -- Congresses
Mineral industries, Prehistoric -- Congresses
Mineral world
Alt Author Boivin, Nicole, Ph. D
Owoc, Mary Ann
European Association of Archaeologists
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