Sacred Sites, Sacred Places

Sacred Sites, Sacred Places

Paperback One World Archaeology (Paperback)

Edited by David L. Carmichael, Edited by Jane Hubert, Edited by Brian Reeves, Edited by Audhild Schanche

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 234mm x 23mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415152267
  • ISBN 13: 9780415152266
  • Sales rank: 1,349,910

Product description

Sacred Sites, Sacred Places explores the concept of 'sacred' and what it means to people in differing cultures. Archaeologists, legislators and those involved in heritage management sometimes come into conflict with local populations over sites which these communities consider to be sacred. This volume is unique in attempting to describe the belief systems surrounding such sites, and in relating these beliefs and practices to the practical problems of heritage management. The book demonstrates the need to accommodate those beliefs which are a vital part of ongoing cultural identity. The geographical coverage of this collection is exceptionally wide and its range of contributors, including indigenous peoples, archaeologists, anthropologists and heritage professionals, is unrivalled in any other publication.

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Author information

David Carmichael is Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso; Jane Hubert, a social anthropologist, is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry of Disability at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London; Brian Reeves is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Audhild Schanche is Director of the Council of Saami Cultural Heritage, Norway.

Table of contents

1. Sacred beliefs and beliefs of sacredness Jane Hubert and Brian Reeves 2. Wintu sacred geography of northern California Dorothea J.Theodoratus & Frank LaPena 3. Sacred and secular neolithic landscapes in Ireland Gabriel Cooney 4. Sacred Space in the Culture of the Arctic Regions O. V. Ovsyannikov & N. M. Terebikhin 5. Sacred Sites in Madagascar Chantal Radimilahy 6. Places of Power: Mescalero Apache sacred sites and sensitive areas David L Carmichael 7. Sacred Sites in the Bamenda Grassfields of Cameroon: a study of sacred sites in the Nso' Fondom Mary Maimo Mumah 8. Bukusu sacred sites Simiyu Wandibba 9. Sacrificial places and their meaning in Saami society Inga-Maria Mulk 10. The Mijikenda Kaya as a sacred site Henry W. Mutoro 11. The perception and treatment of prehistoric and contemporary sacred places and sites in Poland Katarzyna Marciniak 12. Islam on the Kenyan Coast, faithful vs. unfaithful: an overview of Kenyan Coastal sacred sites George H.Abungu 13. A ceremony in a 'cave of idolatry': a document from the 18th century from the Archivo Historico Diocesano, Chiapas, Mexico Ines Sanmiguel 14. At the month of the obsidian cave: deity and place in Aztec religion Nick Saunders 15. Sto: Lo sacred ground Gordon Mohs 16. The spirits of the Chugach people of Alaska are at rest once again John F. C. Johnson 17. Maori sacred sites Mike Burns, Hirini Matunga & Alex Nathan 18. Principles and practice of site protection laws in Australia David Ritchie 19. 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 Robert J. Franklin & Pamela A. Bunte 20. Tourism and the Bighorn Medicine Wheel: how multiple use does not work for sacred land sites Nicole Price 21. Ninastakis - the Nitsirapii's sacred mountain: traditional native religious activities and land use/tourism conflicts Brian Reeves