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Anthropology in Practice

Beyond Ishtar: The Tradition of Eggs at Easter

Eggs occupy a special status during Easter observances. They’re symbols of rebirth and renewal—life bursts forth from this otherwise plain, inanimate object that gives no hint as to what it contains. In this regard it is a handy symbol for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it is is a symbol that has held this [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

Editor’s Selections: Eggs, Flimsy houses, Summer spending, and Fingerprints

Featured this week in my column: At Powered by Osteons, Kristina Killgrove has a fantastic seasonal post up on the symbolism of eggs and their role in burials. At Gambler’s House, teofilo clears up usage of the word “flimsy” in the context of Mississippian houses by highlighting an interesting bias that the word contributes. [...]

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