Human Sacrifice Among the Celts

Kehoe, Fiona (2015) Human Sacrifice Among the Celts. [Abstract]

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Most people today are familiar with the idea that the ancient Celts practiced human sacrifice. In reality though, we know relatively little about how and why they engaged in this practice. The Celts did not have a written language to record their practices, so our understanding of how they performed human sacrifice comes from historical accounts provided by Greek and Roman contemporaries and from archaeological evidence of these ritual practices. A cross-cultural comparison of ritual human sacrifice in other societies is conducted in order to provide a framework for understanding the purpose of this practice in Celtic society.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Uncontrolled Keywords: Celts, human sacrifice
Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium > Anthropology
Undergrad Research Symposium
Depositing User: Fiona Kehoe
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 20:35
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 13:57

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