Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 9) - Priscilla Keswani

Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 9) - Priscilla Keswani

Introduction

Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 9) - Priscilla Keswani

Priscilla Keswani [+-]
Independent Scholar
Priscilla Keswani received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 1989 and has taught at Washington State University and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She has participated in archaeological field projects in Cyprus for many years and published a number of scholarly papers on Bronze Age burial practices, political organization, exchange systems, and pottery.

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This chapter introduces the objectives and arguments of the book. Beyond merely ‘giving the dead their due’, mortuary rituals are often focal contexts for the negotiation of social hierarchies, the affirmation of social alliances, and the articulation of sanctified propositions about relationships between individuals, groups, their ancestors, and the cosmos. Thus, the general objectives of this work are to examine the details and long-term trends of mortuary practices in Bronze Age Cyprus.

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Keswani, Priscilla. Introduction. Mortuary Ritual and Society in Bronze Age Cyprus - (Volume 9). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-5 Aug 2004. ISBN 9781845532826. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20914. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20914. Aug 2004

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