Estonian Journal of Archaeology

Publishes primary research and review papers on archaeology.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, December

Burial Practices in Jordan from the Natufians to the Persians
Introduction Studies on burial practices appeared in the early 19th century by Worsaae (1843) on the burial mounds of Denmark, and followed by Hertz (1907) in an attempt to understand social organizations of past communities but with speculations...
Communicating across the Border: What Burial Laments Can Tell Us about Old beliefs/Suheldes Ule Piiri: Mida Matuseitkud Vanadest Uskumustest Konelda Voivad
Introduction In modern culture, several archaic practices have either fallen into oblivion or else been restructured beyond recognition as concerns their function, manner of performance, and meaning. Several one-time religious customs that would...
Representation of Death Culture in the Estonian press/Surmakultuuri Representatsioon Eesti Ajalehtedes
Introduction Death is an omnipresent part of daily life and evokes both personal and public reactions. In the news media, themes of death and remembrance are woven together in hard news, features, pictures and obituaries. Traditionally transport...
The Culture of Death
This is a small collection of articles initiated by the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory and dedicated to the study of some selected aspects of the culture of death in archaeology, folkloristics, and media studies. Such a selection of research...
Traceless Death. Missing Burials in Bronze and Iron Age Estonia/ Jaljetu Surm. Puuduvad Matused Pronksi- Ja Rauaaegses Eestis
Departure In an overview of the Stone Age religious beliefs written half a century ago, Lembit Jaanits (1961, 68 f.) drew attention to the fact that the majority of people who lived at that time were most likely never buried in the ground. This...
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