JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,
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In between bouts of knitting ...

... I finished reading Timothy Taylor's "The Buried Soul: How We Invented Death". Very very interesting takes on and reinterpretations of archaeological deathsites, and some nontraditional insights into the possible rationales of cultures very distant from our own in both time and mindset. Plus analysis of the perceptions of archaeologists themselves, and how those, shaped by their surrounding contemporary attitudes and politics, influence how the past is viewed and interpreted. All wrapped up in an entertainingly readable package.

Shall definitely be seeking out Taylor's previous book, "The Prehistory of Sex" ... just 'cause he's bound to have come up with some fascinating notions.
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