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Magic Practices and Ritual in the Near Eastern Neolithic, ed. by H.G.K. Gebel, B.D.Hermansen, and C. Hoffmann Jensen (2002).


12 contributions, III + 173 pages, 62 figures incl. plates, one colour plate, 8 tables, paperback
860 g



Contents List

General Approaches

  • M. Verhoeven: Ritual and its Investigation in Prehistory: 5-40
  • T. Watkins: Memes, Memeplexes and the Emergence of Religion in the Neolithic: 41-48

Regional Approaches

  • O. Bar-Yosef: Early Egypt and the Agricultural Dispersals: 49-66
  • N. Goring-Monis and A. Belfer-Cohen: Symbolic Behaviour from the Epipalaeolithic and Early Neolithic of the Near East: Preliminary Observations on Continuity and Change: 67-80
  • I. Kuijt: Reflections on Ritual and the Transmission of Authority in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of the southern Levant: 81-90

Case Approaches

  • B.D. Hermansen and C. Hoffmann Jensen: Notes on Some Features of Possible Ritual Significance at MPPNB Shaqarat Mazyad, Southern Jordan: 91-102
  • M. Najjar: Symbolism in the Iconography of the Neolithic of Wadi Faynanl Jordan: 103-108
  • A.V.G. Betts: Interpretations of Dhuweila Rock Art Shamanism and Increase Rites: 109-118
  • H.G.K. Gebel: Walls. Loci of Forces: 119-132
  • A. Tsuneki: A Neolithic Foundation Deposit at Tell Ain el-Kerkh: 133-144
  • M.G.F. Morsch: Magic figurines? Some Remarks About the Clay Objects of Nevali Cori: 145-162


  • L. Bredholt Christensen and D.A. Warburton: Theories, Definitions and Goals: Obstacles and Openings for the Understanding of Neolithic Ritual: 163-173


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