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1. RELIGION BEYOND ICON, BURIAL AND MONUMENT: AN INTRODUCTIONDavid S. Whitley and Kelley Hays-GilpinCognition and Religion2. RELIGION AND ARCHAEOLOGY: AN ANALYTICAL, MATERIALIST ACCOUNTJ. David Lewis-Williams3. CROSS-CULTURAL AND BIOGENETIC PERSPECTIVES ON THE ORIGINS OF SHAMANISMMichael Winkelman4. SUPERNATURAL METAPHORS AND BELIEF IN THE PAST: DEFINING AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF RELIGIONElisabeth V. Culley.5. COGNITION, EMOTION AND BELIEF: FIRST STEPS IN AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF RELIGIONDavid S. WhitleyArchaeology and Text6. CENTERING HISTORICAL-ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE: THE PREHISTORY OF CENTRAL ASIAN/SOUTH SIBERIAN SHAMANISMAndrzej Rozwadowski7. TEXT VERSUS IMAGE AND PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR BUDDHIST HISTORYRobert DeCaroliPracticing Faith8. DELEGITIMIZING RELIGION: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF RELIGION AS...ARCHAEOLOGYLars Fogelin9. BODYLORE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EMBEDDED RELIGION: DRAMATIC LICENCE IN THE FUNERALS OF THE VIKINGSNeil Price10. HISTORICAL-PROCESSUAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE MAKING: UNPACKING THE SOUTHERN CULT AND MISSISSIPPIAN RELIGIONThomas E. Emerson and Timothy R. PauketatLandscapes of Religion11. DISCONTINUITIES BETWEEN POLITICAL POWER AND RELIGIOUS STATUS: MOUNTAINS, POOLS, AND DRY ONES AMONG VENDA CHIEFDOMS OF SOUTHERN AFRICAJohannes H. N. Loubser12. SHRINES OF THE LAND AND PLACES OF POWER: RELIGION AND THE TRANSITION TO FARMING IN WESTERN EUROPEChris ScarreLessons from Ethnography13. ON THE TRAIL OF AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF HUNTER-GATHERER BELIEFPeter Jordan14. ARCHAEOLOGY AND WOMEN'S RITUAL BUSINESSKelley Hays-Gilpin15. TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, RITUAL BEHAVIOR, AND CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATIONS OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD--AN OJIBWA PERSPECTIVEMaria Nieves Zedeno

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David S. Whitley is a consulting archaeologist with W&S Consultants in Fillmore, California, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University, Tempe. His research interests are Native American prehistory, ethnography and rock art, and the cognitive neurosciences of religion. Recent books include Introduction to Rock Art Research (Left Coast Press, 2005) and Cave Art and the Human Spirit: The Origin of Art and Belief (Prometheus Books, 2008). Kelley Hays-Gilpin (Ph.D. Arizona 1992) is Associate Professor and Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA). She is assisting with the development of a Native American Museums Studies program for NAU and MNA. Hays-Gilpin's current research, undertaken in collaboration with the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, explores Hopi history and culture from prehistory to present through cross-media comparison of style and iconography, visual and verbal metaphors, and gender arrangements. Her most recent book, Ambiguous Images: Gender and Rock Art, won the 2005 Society for American Archaeology Book Award.

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