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Author Armit, Ian (Archaeologist)

Title Headhunting and the body in Iron Age Europe / Ian Armit
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Detached fragments of humanity -- 2. A remarkable spiritual continuity? -- 3. Shamans on the march -- 4. Pillars, heads, and corn -- 5. Neither this world, nor the next -- 6. From the dead to the living -- 7. Gods and monsters -- 8. Bodies of belief
Summary "This book examines the widespread evidence for the removal, curation, and display of the human head in Iron Age Europe"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-254) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Headhunters -- Europe
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Europe
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Europe
Rites and ceremonies -- Europe
Violence -- Europe
Iron age -- Europe
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Manners and customs
Human body -- Symbolic aspects
Human remains (Archaeology)
Iron age
Rites and ceremonies
SUBJECT Europe -- Social life and customs.
Europe -- Religious life and customs
Subject Europe
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139338318