“Bones” in the human soul

How did people during prehistoric times handle bones?—Reburials and ancestor worship

Lecture Description

During the Yayoi Period in Japan, the remains of the dead which had been buried were often reburied, and “re-internment” became quite popular. This lecture compares burial practices in prehistoric societies throughout the world, and verifies the results.

Date:
2010-10-23
Target:
Visitors
Field:
History / Ethnology

Speaker

Hiromi Shitara

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
 


専門分野
日本考古学(縄文・弥生時代)

最近の研究テーマ
先史時代の儀礼

最近の主な著書
『弥生再葬墓と社会』 塙書房 2008年
『日本の美術499 縄文土器 晩期』 至文堂 2007年

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