Ritual and Religion in Prehistory: Unit 7 Ancestor cults

7.7 Concluding questions

If you want to reflect further on this area, consider these concluding questions:

  • Do you think the ethnographic evidence offers a reliable guide concerning the attitudes of prehistoric peoples to their ancestors?
  • Why is there so little evidence suggesting ancestor worship in periods earlier than the Neolithic?

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