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I. History of Religions – II. Archaeology – III. Bible

I. History of Religions

Jewelry, attested since the Middle Paleolithic (75,000 bce), is part of the primarily visual repertoire of signs expressing group membership, social roles (such as gender, office, status or function) and identity, and used for communicating hopes, wishes, obligations and the like. Depending on whether jewelry is worn openly or concealed, the positive effect…

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Uehlinger, Christoph and Müller-Clemm, Julia, “Jewelry”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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