Archaeology Unit 1 Terminology

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Religion
Belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny.
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Ritual
The prescribed or established form of a religious or other ceremony
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Ancestor cult
The belif in Ancestral spirits
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Animism
Centres on the belief that the living share the physical and spiritual world with all sorts of spirits.
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Totemism
A form of animism where animals may be worshiped
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Cremation
Referes to burning of the body after death
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Excarnation
The ritual de fleshing of a body
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Focus of attention
Any feature in a monument that acts as a centre of ritual activity or specific events
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Liminal
At the edge off, reffers to the setting of monuments between two worlds eg seahenge
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Rites of Intensification
can take place in times of immediate danger to a community. These ceremonies/rituals will be carried out by a community and can help bonding.
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Rites of passage
These ceremonies echo traditional contemporary beliefs. They are based on key points in the passage of human time.
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Monotheism
The belief in only one God
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Polytheism
A belief in more than one God
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Sensory experiance
Creating of atmosphere
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Propitiation/votives
Offerings to the super natural
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The prescribed or established form of a religious or other ceremony

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Ritual

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The belif in Ancestral spirits

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Centres on the belief that the living share the physical and spiritual world with all sorts of spirits.

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A form of animism where animals may be worshiped

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