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Formal religion  

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

The presence of any kind of ‘formal’ religion in the European Iron Age is debatable but, as the period progressed, persistent patterns of religious expression began to emerge over wide ... More

Ritual sites, offerings, and sacrifice  

Ian Armit

This chapter examines the disparate scales of ritual deposition in Iron Age Europe, from the individual/household to the wider region. It explores commonalities underlying different ... More

Sunlight, Divination, and the Dead in Aegean Ritual Tradition  

Lucy Goodison

Online publication date:
Sep 2017
Study of orientation in Bronze Age Cretan buildings has revealed long-overlooked sunrise alignments at the Palace of Knossos; while the recording of dawn alignments at the Mesara-type ... More