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Painted Sites, Sacred Sites: An examination of religious syncretism in Southeast Asia through rock art site usage vols. 1 and 2

Tan, Noel Hidalgo

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Southeast Asian religions have often been described as syncretic, highlighting the mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism and indigenous animism and supernaturalism. However, syncretism is difficult to detect in the archaeological record. In this study, I investigate a phenomenon in Mainland Southeast Asia where prehistoric rock art sites later transform into religious shrines. Rock art has often been linked to ritual activity, and together with many forms of religious...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204429
DOI: 10.25911/5ec3b60aec878

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