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Kavadi ritual, where participants pierce their skin with needles and skewers and walk for hours carrying heavy bamboo structures called kavadi before climbing a mountain to offer these structures to the temple of Murugan.
Dimitris Xygalatas, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Department of Culture and Society, Center for Interacting Minds (IMC).

2013.07.29 | Research, Religionsvidenskab

Ritual suffering can increase prosociality

An international team of researchers led by Dimitris Xygalatas from Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University brought experimental methods into a field setting to investigate the effects of one of the world’s most extreme rituals. Although social scientists have long argued that such rituals may function to promote prosocial attitudes and…

2013.07.10 | Arts, Research

Knowing the end goal increases productivity

A new study from Aarhus University provides insights about how science can help us to become more cooperative and productive – in private life, administration, business and industrial production. The key is to set clear goals as well as knowing what to expect from one another.

2013.07.10 | Research

Knowing the end goal increases productivity

A new study from Aarhus University provides insights about how science can help us to become more cooperative and productive – in private life, administration, business and industrial production. The key is to set clear goals as well as knowing what to expect from one another.

For more than ten years now, archaeologists from Aarhus University in Denmark have been leading a series of excavations by the Black Sea. The main focus of the fieldwork over the past three years has been the rural area surrounding the ancient city of Tauric Chersonesos.
The skeletons of these people can be found just 40 cm beneath the surface of the soil in a number of housing structures which the Aarhus archaeologists have excavated.

2013.07.05 | Research

Danish archaeologists uncover ancient killing fields in the Ukraine

For more than ten years now, archaeologists from Aarhus University in Denmark have been leading a series of excavations by the Black Sea. The main focus of the fieldwork over the past three years has been the rural area surrounding the ancient city of Tauric Chersonesos, and this has turned out to be a wise choice: the city and surrounding area…

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