- Dec 2021
Worth delving into more deeply for additional sources and archaeological evidence.
But the stelae were also symbols of power and status, and were used for ancestor worship and rituals.
This is a good example of the default "ancestor worship" and "rituals" label on archeological finds of ancient peoples
What is the actual basis for assigning these labels? Is there any real evidence or is it just become the default in the literature.
Personally I'm building evidence towards a more comprehensive thesis for what these practices may have been used for.