Ritual Practices and Dynamics - New perspectives from Himera

Boglione, Marcella (30 April 2018). Ritual Practices and Dynamics - New perspectives from Himera (Unpublished). In: Phil.-hist. Forschungstag. Bern. 30. April 2018.

Research in the Greek colony of Himera, carried out by the Institute of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Bern since 2012, has yielded two sanctuaries so far, that open a completely new horizon in the field of sacred archaeology and votive offerings. The target of this doctoral thesis aims to highlight both the analysis of the ritual dynamics and actions in these sacred areas of Himera and the understanding of the spaces dedicated to the rite. With the study of the different material remains and the help of archaeozoological and palaeobotanical investigations the ritual activities become a reliable data for the discussion about social identity in an ancient society and can be considered a cultural marker. This poster will present a selection of the remains of a large number of ritual practices excavated so far, which will exemplify the variety of these dynamics with regard to their multiple and complex functions. What really defines a deposition? Is it only the materials? What is the meaning of the absence (or presence) of an object rather than another?

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Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Archaeology of the Mediterranean Region

UniBE Contributor:

Boglione, Marcella


900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)




Marcella Boglione

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29 May 2019 12:21

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29 May 2019 12:21



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