PRELIMINARY STUDY ON BURIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HARINGEN

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Vida Pervaya Rusianti Kusmartono

Abstract

The archaeological remains discovered in a site reflect past human behavior attempting
to adjust oneself with one’s surrounding environment. Thus, there should have been a close
relationship between choosing a prospective activity location and human’s strategy to fulfill one’s
basic needs. Among the sites in the central region of Kalimantan, which indicate the potency to
depict the occurrence of a persisting religious-based-tradition of past civilization, is Haringen. Until
now, one of the traditions which still show the continuity of old culture is burial. In regard to this
research, the effort to identify the characteristics of Haringen burial was carried out by using ethnoarchaeological
approach. Based on analogical analysis on ethnographic data of the Maanyan
communities who reside in Haringen today, the discussion was foussed on past human behavior in
Haringen concerning death management, both involving tangible and intangible features. Therefore,
I assume the Haringen burial characteristic is an implementation of the concept of Kaharingan
belief, which is principally, founded from religious concepts occurred in prehistoric period; a period
when the concept of ancestor worship was initially developed and elaborated with the concept of
‘axis mundi’, which is materialized in form of terraced structures.

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Kusmartono, V. P. R. (1). PRELIMINARY STUDY ON BURIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HARINGEN. Naditira Widya, 5(1), 78-91. https://doi.org/10.24832/nw.v5i1.101
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