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Sacred sites, sacred places
Carmichael, David L.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.

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xxiii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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"First published in paperback 1997"--verso
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Sacred Sites, Sacred Placesexplores the concept of 'sacred' and what it means to people in differing cultures. Archaeologists, legislators and those involved in heritage management sometimes come into conflict with local populations over sites which these communities consider to be sacred. This volume is unique in attempting to describe the belief systems surrounding such sites, and in relating these beliefs and practices to the practical problems of heritage management. The book demonstrates the need to accommodate those beliefs which are a vital part of ongoing cultural identity.
The geographical coverage of this collection is exceptionally wide and its range of contributors, including indigenous peoples, archaeologists, anthropologists and heritage professionals, is unrivalled in any other publication.

Author Notes

David Carmichael is Assistant Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso; Jane Hubert, a social anthropologist, is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry of Disability at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London; Brian Reeves is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Audhild Schanche is Director of the Council of Saami Cultural Heritage, Norway.

Table of Contents

1 Sacred beliefs and beliefs of sacrednessJane Hubert and Brian Reeves
2 Wintu sacred geography of northern CaliforniaDorothea J.Theodoratus and Frank LaPena
3 Sacred and secular neolithic landscapes in IrelandGabriel Cooney
4 Sacred Space in the Culture of the Arctic RegionsO. V.Ovsyannikov and N. M. Terebikhin
5 Sacred Sites in MadagascarChantal Radimilahy
6 Places of Power: Mescalero Apache sacred sites and sensitive areasDavid L Carmichael
7 Sacred Sites in the Bamenda Grassfields of Cameroon: a study of sacred sites in the Nso' FondomMary Maimo Mumah
8 Bukusu sacred sitesSimiyu Wandibba
9 Sacrificial places and their meaning in Saami societyInga-Maria Mulk
10 The Mijikenda Kaya as a sacred siteHenry W. Mutoro
11 The perception and treatment of prehistoric and contemporary sacred places and sites in PolandKatarzyna Marciniak
12 Islam on the Kenyan Coast, faithful vs. unfaithful: an overview of Kenyan Coastal sacred sitesGeorge H.Abungu
13 A ceremony in a `cave of idolatry': a document from the 18th century from the Archivo Historico Diocesano, Chiapas, MexicoInes Sanmiguel
14 At the month of the obsidian cave: deity and place in Aztec religionNick Saunders
15 Sto: Lo sacred groundGordon Mohs
16 The spirits of the Chugach people of Alaska are at rest once againJohn F. C. Johnson
17 Maori sacred sites Mike BurnsHirini Matunga and Alex Nathan
18 Principles and practice of site protection laws in AustraliaDavid Ritchie
19 When sacred land is sacred to three tribes: San Juan Paiute sacred sites and the Hopi-Navajo-Paiute Suit to Partition the 1934 Act Arizona Navajo ReservationRobert J. Franklin and Pamela A. Bunte
20 Tourism and the Bighorn Medicine Wheel: how multiple use does not work for sacred land sitesNicole Price
21 Ninastakis - the Nitsirapii's sacred mountain: traditional native religious activities and land use/tourism conflictsBrian Reeves