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Sacrificial relics or trophies? Animal heads in Bronze Age Crete

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Animal heads appear in a variety of different places in Bronze Age Crete. Animal skulls were deposited at a number of sites in the Middle and Late Bronze Age and are usually regarded as coming from sacrifices, particularly following Sir Arthur Evans's interpretation of such a deposit at the House of the Sacrificed Oxen. Animal head rhyta, made from clay or elaborately carved in stone, are often similarly regarded. Animal heads are also part of Bronze Age scripts from the beginning, and appear...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Ashmolean Museum
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6537-9179
Publisher:
Peeters Publishers Publisher's website
Pages:
307-316
Series:
Aegaeum
Series number:
45
Host title:
ZOIA: Animal Connections in the Aegean Middle and Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 18th International Aegean Conference, originally to be held at the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, in the Department of Classics, the University of Texas at Austin, May 28-31, 2020
Publication date:
2021-08-04
Acceptance date:
2021-03-29
Event title:
ZOIA: Animal Connections in the Aegean Middle And Late Bronze Age. 18th International Aegean Conference
Event location:
Austin, Texas
Event start date:
2020-05-28T00:00:00Z
Event end date:
2020-05-31T00:00:00Z
EISBN:
9789042946378
ISBN:
9789042946361
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1171451
Local pid:
pubs:1171451
Deposit date:
2021-04-14

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