Élites e cultura

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978-88-6969-329-8

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ISSN Archeologia
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06 Jul 2019

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Necropoli o santuari?
Rituali, credenze e pratiche religiose nel Mondo delle Steppe tra la fine dell’Età del Bronzo e l’Età del Ferro

Lorenzo Crescioli
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
lore.crescio@hotmail.it

DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-328-1/007

Submitted 27 Feb 2016
Accepted 27 Apr 2016

Abstract

Beliefs and religious practices of the steppes people between the Bronze and the Iron Age represent one of the most interesting aspects of these cultures, which spread over a huge and highly varied territory. They are characterised by a series of local expressions, in which Iranian and Zoroastrian influences do not affect the originality of the sanctuaries and of the relevant religious practices. These are sometimes difficult to interpret, as for example the Kirighsuur and Deer Stones contexts, or rock art sites: these introduce very complex and highly debated issues, which are difficult to be fully understood, as for instance the question of shamanism. The most interesting phenomenon of the Iron Age (Scythian period) consists of massive burial mounds, that seem to acquire the role of real sanctuaries, which are strongly related to the landscape and to the natural elements, thus becoming the focus for the social and religious community. This hypothesis is proposed by some scholars, who argue that it may be supported by Herodotus’ description of the sanctuary of Ares.

Keywords
Eurasian steppes. Scythians. Kurgan. Sanctuary. Funerary rituals. Religious beliefs. Necropolis.


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Crescioli Lorenzo

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Necropoli o santuari?

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it

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Beliefs and religious practices of the steppes people between the Bronze and the Iron Age represent one of the most interesting aspects of these cultures, which spread over a huge and highly varied territory. They are characterised by a series of local expressions, in which Iranian and Zoroastrian influences do not affect the originality of the sanctuaries and of the relevant religious practices. These are sometimes difficult to interpret, as for example the Kirighsuur and Deer Stones contexts, or rock art sites: these introduce very complex and highly debated issues, which are difficult to be fully understood, as for instance the question of shamanism. The most interesting phenomenon of the Iron Age (Scythian period) consists of massive burial mounds, that seem to acquire the role of real sanctuaries, which are strongly related to the landscape and to the natural elements, thus becoming the focus for the social and religious community. This hypothesis is proposed by some scholars, who argue that it may be supported by Herodotus’ description of the sanctuary of Ares.

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Antichistica

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Archeologia

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2019-07-06

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2016-02-27

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2016-04-27

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-328-1/007

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2610-8828

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2610-9344

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978-88-6969-329-8

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978-88-6969-328-1

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Eurasian steppes

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Scythians

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Kurgan

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Sanctuary

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Funerary rituals

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Religious beliefs

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Necropolis

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