Neanderthal 'religion'

  title={Neanderthal 'religion'},
  author={R. D. Brockway},
  journal={Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses},
  pages={317 - 321}
  • R. W. Brockway
  • Published 1 September 1978
  • Geography
  • Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses
Robert W. Brockway is Professor of Religion, Brandon University, Manitoba. Except for the very dubious evidence of ritual cannibalism and a possible ‘cult of skulls’ at the Choukoutien site in China, the earliest archaeological traces of what could have been religious behaviour occur in Neanderthal sites. These include evidences of ritual burial, solitary mutilated skulls, and the preservation of cave bear skulls. No Neanderthal symbols, identifiable as such, have as yet been discovered, nor… 



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