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Graves from Dahomey: Beliefs, Ritual and Society in Ancient Bénin

Graves from Dahomey: Beliefs, Ritual and Society in Ancient Bénin A series of excavated graves and grave inventories from the area around Abomey-Bohicon in Bénin, dating to the days of the Dahomean kingdom, are presented by the BDArch team, Bénin-Denmark Archaeology Project. They are among the very few documented burials from this region of the world and have yielded unprecedented insight into social performance and ritual behaviour at death, in addition to their unique archaeological documentation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Graves from Dahomey: Beliefs, Ritual and Society in Ancient Bénin

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 7 (1): 55 – Nov 1, 2009

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Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2009 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1612-1651
eISSN
2191-5784
DOI
10.3213/1612-1651-10126
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Abstract

A series of excavated graves and grave inventories from the area around Abomey-Bohicon in Bénin, dating to the days of the Dahomean kingdom, are presented by the BDArch team, Bénin-Denmark Archaeology Project. They are among the very few documented burials from this region of the world and have yielded unprecedented insight into social performance and ritual behaviour at death, in addition to their unique archaeological documentation.

Journal

Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Nov 1, 2009

Keywords: Archaeology; mortuary practices; material culture; Kingdom of Dahomey; Abomey

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