The Journal of Cognition and Culture • Vol/Iss. 1 • Brill • • Published In • Pages: ??•
The living believe they can prevent harm from ancestral spirits.
23% were “confident” and 34% were “very confident”; n=33. All cultures (n=33) presented at least one protective behavior. The majority of those cultures (72%) had more than one protective action, with the most common practices pertaining to conventional mortuary rituals (73%; n=24) as opposed to idiosyncratic behaviors.
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