Lecture 1 - Death and Afterlife Pre-Historic Humans Neanderthals(100,000 25,000 70-80,000 years Unique Treatment of the human skulls in burial

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Death and Afterlife Pre-Historic Humans Neanderthals (100,000 - 25,000): 70-80,000 years Unique Treatment of the human skulls in burial found with holes on top of skull sarco-cannibalistic ritual of removing he brain reason unknown. ..possibly, enemy difficulty overpowering. ..respect Sarco-Cannibalism" "Sarco" -Death. ..Funeral. ..Sarcofocus not for the purpose of food, ceremonial relating to funeral still observed in early 20th cent vomiting preceded by eating emotional response to death Evidence of the dawn of "animism" latin origin, spirit/soul death an every day occurence unlike now E.B. Tylor's theory of "animism" based on the two most universal experiences of early peoples: dreams must have come to a common understanding traveled outside of body, reasoning for spirit/soul can exist outside of body, in other things other animals
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course RELIGION 300 taught by Professor Obayashi during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture 1 - Death and Afterlife Pre-Historic Humans Neanderthals(100,000 25,000 70-80,000 years Unique Treatment of the human skulls in burial

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