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

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful for the ERC Starting Grant 802752 (awarded to N. Marom).

Publisher Copyright:
© Antiquity Publications Ltd, 2019.

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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