In search of past identities

  • Mihael Budja Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana University
Keywords: identity, personhood, (in)dividual, mortuary practices, rituals, Neolithic

Abstract

This paper discuses the conceptualisation of ‘partible’ and ‘permeable’ dividual personhood in archaeology. It focuses on flows of substances as media which produce relations with others and are used in altering the composition of the person according to specific doctrines of practice. It presents the manipulation of the dead in funerary and other mortuary practices that may have been correlative with interpretations of identity in the past.

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Published
2011-12-31
How to Cite
Budja, M. (2011). In search of past identities. Documenta Praehistorica, 38, 45-60. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.38.4
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Articles