Publication of 'Ritual, Play and Belief in Evolution and Early Human Societies', co-edited by Iain Morley

The winter solstice saw the publication of Iain Morley's latest book, Ritual, Play and Belief in Evolution and Early Human Societies, edited with Colin Renfrew and Michael Boyd, and featuring three chapters by Iain. The book examines fundamental relationships between ritual practices and play behaviours in humans and animals. It is the final product of a long-term collaboration with colleagues in Cambridge University, examining the early evidence for ritual and religion in prehistory and evolution.

Details of the book, and free content, are available here.

The other books in the series are:

Death Rituals, Social Order and the Archaeology of Immortality in the Ancient World (2015) 

The Archaeology of Measurement: Comprehending Heaven, Earth and Time in Ancient Societies (2010) 

Becoming Human: Innovation in Prehistoric Material and Spiritual Culture (2009)

Image and Imagination: A Global Prehistory of Figurative Representation (2007)