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 Archaeology is the study of past human societies, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data which they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes.

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 The discipline involves surveyance, excavation and eventually analysis of data collected in order to learn more about the past. In broad scope, archaeology relies on cross-disciplinary research. It draws upon anthropology, history, art history, classics, ethnology, geography, geology,linguistics, physics, information sciences, chemistry, statistics, paleoecology, paleontology, paleozoology, paleoethnobotany, and paleobotany.

 
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 Purification:purification is the most important action deployed in a ritual to the afflicted person,for instance made by sprinkling water,bathing in the river or washing the hands.Purifying and healing power of water is a basis idea in ancient Mesopotamia religion,this concept is very old and shown by some of the earliest Sumerian incantations(c.2600 BC)which invoke the holy and pure water used in magic rituals,the oldest known ritual instruction in Sumerian language concerns a bathing ritual for the kind,note that the god of magic,Enki/Ea,is also the god of fresh water and lives in Abzu,the subterranean ocean,other methods are wiping the body of the sick person with bread or dough,or with oil.As a prophylactic measure purifications were probably carried out regularly in order to avoid attacks of evil demons and disease.1

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 1: see p.13,part 1,witchcraft and magic in ancient mesopotamia,by Marie-Louise Thomsen,under title "Religion",from Witchcraft and Magic in Europe:Biblical and Pagan Societies,by Frederick H.Cryer,Marie-Louise Thomsen,edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark.Published by University of Pennsylvania Press Philadelphia,ISBN:0-8122-1785-3,www.upenn.edu/pennpress.

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