Flutes, Wine, and Astronomy: Shamans in Early East Asia by Dr. S. Nelson (University of Denver)
AIA Society: 
Boulder
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location:
CU Natural History Museum
1030 N Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Chinese archaeologists have identified a number of archaeological manifestations that they attribute to shamanism.  These include music (drums, flutes, and bells), alcoholic beverages, and evidence of worship of the sky.  This talk examines the Chinese evidence, and then considers it in the broader perspectives of shamanism in East Asia from the Neolithic to the present. 

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