publication . Article . 2019

Human sacrifice and value

Mette Løvschal; Svein H. Gullbekk; Mette-Louise Johansen; Sean O’Neill; Matthew Walsh; Rane Willerslev;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Aug 2019
<p>Human sacrifice is a well-attested and much mythologised phenomenon of human society, but what constitutes human sacrifice? Why is socially sanctioned violence considered sacrifice? And why are human lives sacrificed? New research uses archaeological case studies from Scandinavia to understand performative violence.</p>
free text keywords: human sacrifice, anthropology of value, ritualized violence, Archaeology, General Arts and Humanities, early medieval, Europe, Iron Age, Scandinavia, violence, Geography, Human sacrifice, Aesthetics

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Received: 28 January 2019; Revised: 22 May 2019; Accepted: 23 May 2019

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