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date: 31 October 2020

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Complexity and social evolution have dominated discussions of Mesolithic burial for the past few decades. In these, both power and society have been framed narrowly, resulting in accounts that do not realize the full potential of the archaeological evidence. If power is expanded beyond ideas of ranking, and society expanded to include non-humans, we can consider not only the effects of powerful individuals, but the power of death, of human and animal body parts, and of places in the landscape.

Keywords: Mesolithic, complexity, status, shamans, animals, place

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