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The Distribution of Unworked Molluscs, with Special Reference to Unionidae (Freshwater Mussels), in Mainland Southeast Asian Mortuary Contexts

Ross, Ken; Oxenham, Marc


Archaeological evidence demonstrates that molluscs, either as unworked or worked artefacts, have been deposited in burial settings as objects which speak to secular or various philosophical, religious or cosmological concerns. Those molluscs imbued with secular or cosmological significance are identified and selected with reference to the specific behaviour, characteristics or qualities of the mollusc itself within a given society’s socio-cultural belief system. This paper examines data from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology
DOI: 10.7152/jipa.v41i0.15016
Access Rights: Open Access


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