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Archaeology of the Cosmos Rethinking Agency and Religion in Ancient America

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ISBN-10: 0415521297

ISBN-13: 9780415521291

Edition: 2013

Authors: Timothy R. Pauketat

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An Archaeology of the Cosmosseeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. Why do so many people believe in supreme beings and holy spirits? The second question concerns changes in those beliefs. What causes beliefs to change? Using archaeological evidence gathered from ancient America, especially case material from pre-Columbian and early historic-period North America, and drawing on and adapting theories of agency and religion Timothy Pauketat explores the logical consequences of these two fundamental questions. Are religious beliefs more resilient than other…    
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Beliefs
Religion from the Top Down
Agency, Bundling, and Positioning
Bundles
Intimate Parallelisms
Religion from the Ground Up
Bringing Religion to a Standstill
Cosmic Deposits
Positioning Theory
Appendix
Notes
References
Index