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date: 16 July 2019

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This article discusses the ways in which neo-shamanisms intersect with archaeology. Neo-shamanic practitioners engage with artifacts and places; they may be critical of archaeologists as ‘grave robbers’ and draw inspiration from cultures elsewhere that have expressed criticism of excavation: yet many artifacts and understandings come from studies of grave goods. Concepts of communication, of discussing excavation needs with ancestors, and of multiple ways of showing respect inform neo-shamanic practices and interactions with archaeology.

Keywords: neo-shamanisms, archaeology, religion, artifacts, graves

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