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Unformatted text preview: What is Religion? 00:18 What is Religion? Definitions= Boundaries Creed Code Cultus Community Ordinary and extraordinary Two youtube videos Religion in prehistoric and primal cultures Archeology ( material remains of human life) Primal- without modern influence. Religion is not the only source of knowledge i.e. science Primal groups are as if they are prehistoric Religion in prehistoric cultures We make conjectures based on Cave paintings Implements Burial customs Artifacts Comparison to more recent primal cultures If the attribution religious requires evidence of regularized practices apparently aimed at making sense of the world and controlling nonhuman forces, then the Neanderthals may have been the first to be identifiably religious. The Old Stone Age: Neanderthals- In Europe Burial Customs Crouching position Food and flint implements alongside the body Other less utilitarian offerings such as flowers. Treated the cave bear with special reverence. Set aside skulls with brain intact Placed the skulls on elevated slabs of stone or niches in caves Possibly used the bear skulls in some type. Human cadavers may have been used as a food source Human skulls found absent of toher bones with the breains removed suggesting the brains were eaten Human long bones found split open to the marrow suggesting the marrow was eaten (the dead are powerful and life giving) They we regarded today as probably a separate species, replaced by homo sapiens. It was their graves furnish the earliest clear evidence of religious practice in the old stone age The Old stone age- Cro-magnons 30,000 years ago Member of the homo sapins Hunter gathers Where nomads who followed game during the warmer months During colder months they used caves and learn tos under cliffts Accomplished hunters bones of 100,000 horses found at solutre in south central France Burial customs similar to Neanderthals Body surr. With ornaments such as shell bracelets stone tools weapons and food Charred bones found at grove sites possibly signifying that the survivors returned to the grave to feast with the dead Red ochre poured on the body at burial possibly=blood Co magons cave paintings suggest these people sensed a kinship and interaction between human and animal spirits Magic for the hunt Fecund goddess-mother Bear cult Magic-cause and effect. To control certain things its natural The middle stone age-Stable The transition from nomadic to village life brought with it changes in religion Mother-goddess idea expanded to include the earth as a fertile mother Relics suggest an awe of nature magic had grown into a complex system...
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