The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death

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Beacon Press, 15.08.2005 - 364 Seiten
Do cannibals exist? Is there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. This book is a radical adventure into the sepulchral world.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - PirateJenny - LibraryThing

Fascinating book. Subjects range from bog bodies to cannibalism to neolithic accidental burials to ship burials. Taylor is an archaeologist and a lot of his theories are backed up by good ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - tole_lege - LibraryThing

Not to be read while eating.... Taylor again has written an entertaining book that does its best to blow comforting, comfortable beliefs about humanity's past right out of the water. This is, in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Sentiments and Chronologies
1
Ascending Underground
17
A Skeleton Illuminated by Lightning
39
The Edible Dead
56
The Foreign Witness
86
Welcome to Weirdworld
113
Vexed Ghosts
144
Annihilation
170
Beyond the Pavlov Hills
193
An Unexpected Vampire
223
The Singing Bone
249
Visceral Insulation
273
Notes
289
Bibliography
317
Index
345
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Über den Autor (2005)

Timothy Taylor, author of The Prehistory of Sex, has appeared on National Geographic channel and HBO as an expert in ancient cultures; he teaches in the Department of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.

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