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dc.contributor.authorBowman, Fallon
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2016-04-28 17:36:19.066en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-28T22:51:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/14321
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Classics) -- Queen's University, 2016-04-28 17:36:19.066en
dc.description.abstractAfter the discovery of a series of vases at the bottom of a well system at Caere in an apparent ritual closing, this study sets out to determine whether or not this practice was widespread across Etruria and Latium, and what the practice could possibly mean. A catalogue of 80 wells were collected from archaeological reports and articles published over the past 100 years of wells and cisterns in Etruria and Latium; some very interesting similarities and differences can be noted between them and the Caere well system. It seems that the practice of ritual deposits in wells was indeed done across the two areas. There seems to be some uniformity of wells during the Roman Republican period: most are equipped with footrests, and there seems to be a deposit of vases in varying degrees of completeness at or near the bottom; also, certain types of materials seem to recur in each well like the presence of lead, knucklebones, and writing styli. It seems that the ritual deposits were in some cases used to close off a well or cistern as it is a conduit that exists between the living and the world below, and leaving it exposed could be dangerous to the living population.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectRitualen_US
dc.subjectCisternsen_US
dc.subjectEtruriaen_US
dc.subjectLatiumen_US
dc.subjectEtruscansen_US
dc.subjectClosing Ritualsen_US
dc.subjectVasesen_US
dc.subjectLatinsen_US
dc.subjectCaereen_US
dc.subjectWellsen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.titleA Well at Caere: Wells, Cisterns, and Ritual Practices in Etruria and Latiumen_US
dc.typethesisen_US
dc.description.restricted-thesisI would like to expand upon this research in the near future and would like to not have the work available to the public at the moment until the full extent of the research is reached.en
dc.description.degreeMasteren
dc.contributor.supervisorColivicchi, Fabioen
dc.contributor.departmentClassicsen
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dc.embargo.liftdate2021-04-27


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