The Study of Ritual: Methodological Framework
Nuragic Sanctuaries - Symbols, Ritual and the Management of Power in Prehistoric Sardinia - Nicola Ialongo
Nicola Ialongo [+]
University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’
Nuragic sanctuaries gather hundreds of metal votives, whose significance embodies intertwined instances of “symbolism” and “economic value”. The organizational framework of votive offerings is derived from ethnographic observations and historical comparisons, and addressed through a quantitative approach, in order to identify major trends in depositional patterns.