Tails of animism: A joint burial of humans and foxes in Pre-Pottery Neolithic Motza, Israel

Hagar Reshef, Marie Anton, Fanny Bocquentin, Jacob Vardi, Hamoudi Khalaily, Lauren Davis, Guy Bar-Oz, Nimrod Marom

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Abstract

The recent discovery of a Late/Final Pre-Pottery Neolithic B burial of an adult and two children associated with fox bones at the site of Motza, Israel, demonstrates the broader socio-cultural perspective, and possibly continued animistic world views, of Neolithic foragers at the onset of the agricultural revolution.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAntiquity
Volume93
Issue number371
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Israel
  • Neolithisation
  • animism
  • burial
  • fox
  • small carnivores

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • Archaeology

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