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Stepping Stones to the Sky: Archaeological Perspectives on the Cultural Significance of the W eddin Mountains in Recent Prehistory

Knight, Tom

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Hierophanous landscape features are perceived to be points of connection with other worlds, such as the sky or underworld and/or earthly embodiments of supernatural beings. They may include springs, caves, notable rock formations, trees and most notably, mountains. In Aboriginal Australia, hierophanies and the narratives that bound them together across space were treated with reverence and respect. Sacred information was closely guarded and a host of 'dangerous places' was either avoided at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001-01
Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9240

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