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date: 17 July 2019

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This article discusses the archaeology of religion and ritual in the Neolithic. Despite a long history of research, the archaeology of ritual and religion in Neolithic Europe has yet to realize its potential. It suggests some ways in which the rich evidence available to us can be used to address these issues. The way forward lies with abandoning the attempt to reconstruct past mental states, and recognizing that both ritual and religion involved practices enacted in the material world.

Keywords: archaeology, religion, ritual, Neolithic

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