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Sacred darkness : a global perspective on the ritual use of caves / edited by Holley Moyes
Boulder : University Press of Colorado, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BL580 .S2293 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sacred space
Caves -- Religious aspects
Caves -- Cross-cultural studies
Anthropology of religion
Physical Description xvii, 410 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Note Some chapters presented at a symposium entitled "Journeys into the Darkness : a Cross-Cultural Perspective of Caves as Sacred Spaces," held during the 69th annual meeting, 2004, of the Society for American Archaeology, in Montréal. Cf. pref
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Ritual cave use in European Paleolithic caves / Jean Clottes -- Constructed caves : transformations of the underworld in prehistoric southeast Italy / Robin Skeates -- Caves of the living, caves of the dead : experiences above and below ground in prehistoric Malta / Simon K.F. Stoddart and Caroline A.T. Malone -- Landscapes of ritual, identity, and memory : reconsidering Neolithic and Bronze Age cave use in Crete, Greece / Peter Tomkins -- Caves and the funerary landscape of prehistoric Britain / Andrew T. Chamberlain -- The subterranean landscape of the southern Levant during the Chalcolithic period / Yorke M. Rowan and David Ilan -- The chamber of secrets : grottoes, caves, and the underworld in ancient Egyptian religion / Stuart Tyson Smith -- Caves as sacred spaces on the Tibetan Plateau / Mark Aldenderfer -- Differential Australian cave and rockshelter use during the Pleistocene and Holocene / Paul S.C. Taçon, Wayne Brennan, Matthew Kelleher, and Dave Pross -- Caves as sacred space in Mesoamerica / Holley Moyes and James E. Brady -- Footsteps in the dark zone : ritual cave use in Southwest prehistory / Scott Nicolay -- Forty years' pursuit of human prehistory in the world underground / Patty Jo Watson -- A new overview of prehistoric cave art in the Southeast / Jan F. Simek, Alan Cressler, and Joseph Douglas -- Reevaluating cave records : the case for ritual caves in the eastern United States / Cheryl Claassen -- Ceremonial use of caves and rockshelters in Ohio / Olaf H. Prufer and Keith M. Prufer -- The ritual use of caves and rockshelters in Ozark prehistory / George Sabo III, Jerry E. Hilliard, and Jami J. Lockhart -- The prehistoric funerary archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) / Graeme Barker and Lindsay Lloyd-Smith -- Recognizing ritual in the dark : Nakovana Cave and the end of the Adriatic Iron Age / Timothy Kaiser and Stašo Forenbaher -- Sacred spaces, sacred species : zooarchaeological perspectives on ritual uses of caves / Joanna E.P. Appleby and Preston T. Miracle -- Ritual cave use in the Bahamas / Robert S. Carr, William C. Schaffer, Jeff B. Ransom, and Michael P. Pateman -- Caves in Ireland : archaeology, myth, and folklore / Patrick McCafferty -- Caves in black and white : the case of Zimbabwe / Terence Ranger -- Where the wild things are : an exploration of sacrality, danger, and violence in confined spaces / Sandra Pannell and Sue O'Connor -- Ritual uses of caves in West Malaysia / Joseph J. Hobbs -- A quantitative literature survey regarding the uses and perceptions of caves among nine indigenous Andean societies / Nathan Craig -- Caves and related sites in the Great Plains of North America / Donald J. Blakeslee -- Civilizing the cave man : diachronic and cross-cultural perspectives on cave ritual / Andrea Stone -- Caves and spatial constraint : the prehistoric implications / Ezra B.W. Zubrow -- Why dark zones are sacred : turning to behavioral and cognitive science for answers / Daniel R. Montello and Holley Moyes
NOTE 537547
Alternate Author Moyes, Holley
Society for American Archaeology. Annual Meeting (69th : 2004 : Montréal, Québec)

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