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Authors: Bhattacharya, Sutonuka
Title: Modern reuse of ringstones: a case study from Eastern India
Date: 2021
Source: Antiquity
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2021.47
Abstract: This study addresses issues related to the modern reuse of prehistoric ringstones in the Bargarh district, Odisha, India. Drawing on ancestral knowledge, ringstones are today used in a medicinal context by some agro-pastoral communities to heal cattle. Surveys of ten villages in a study area, which also includes two archaeological surface sites (Dekhulia and Kumbho), allowed investigations of the properties of ringstones and the ritualised context of their modern reuse.
Volume: 95
Number: 381
Page Start: 1
Page End: 8