Heads found in Vessels in the Maďarovce-Věteřov-Böheimkirchen Cultural Complex. What Can They Tell Us?

  • 1 Slovenské národné múzeum-Archeologické múzeum, , 810 06, Bratislava


The author of the present article applies cognitive science theories to archaeology, and more specifically to the findings of human skulls deposited in ceramic vessels from the time of settlement of the Maďarovce-Vetěrov culture. This ritual expression is explained in the comparison with the postmortal manipulations from burial sites from the viewpoint of the theory on religious ideas and their retention in memory and Harvey Whitehouse’s theory on modes of religiosity.

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