ANT 350 Ancient Civilizations
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The ancient city of Petra, in Jordan
Welcome to ANT 350
Girls Rite of Passage
The Apache Rite of Passage is based out of Mexico City. The periodic ritual is performed on July
4th each year. The ritual is performed to test the strength, endurance, and courage of the 13 year old girls
who take this rite of passa
1. How would you describe the Naciremas view of the body and illness? Is it similar to yours?
I think the biggest shock is how they view their bodies. The fundamental belief underlying the whole
system appears to be that the human body is ugly and that it
Module 7 Reading Guide & Reflection Assignment
Part 1: Reading Guide/Reflection Questions for "Shamanism" by Piers Vitebsky (pp. 151 - 159)
Where did the word "shaman" originate from?
-It is believed that the word originated with the region of the Tungus
Module 8 Reading/Film Reflection
Jill goes in and out of ASC a lot through-out her stoke. She gave examples of body image change
when she was trying to start her morning off by working out and her hands became distorted. Walking
away from working out tryi
Studying Religion Anthropologically
by Jack David Eller 6-14
I think the biggest difference is how Anthropologists approach religion. They arent trying to verify nor
judge it. The study of religion is distinguished and approached in meaningful ways. They