Tinggalan Batu Dulang di Situs Alang Assaude, Kabupaten Seram Bagian Barat, Maluku

Karyamantha Surbakti
Journal article Berkala Arkeologi Sangkhakala • May 2016 Indonesia

Abstract

Batu dulang at Alang Assaude Village, Waisala District, West Seram Regency is still in-situ. in archaeology, such type of stone object is known as batu meja (table stone) or dolmen. This research is an attempt to view batu dulang in a holistic way, to see whether the utilization still shows elements of Megalithic tradition, which concept is ancestor worship. in other words, this research aimed at determining whether the objects are living monuments. Data collecting is done through surveys, observations, and interviews. The result reveals that putting coins on batu dulang are done by the local communities as an act to respect their inheritance from their ancestors. As a conclusion, the Megalithic aspect of batu dulang lies in the formal dimension, but they no longer used as the media for certain religion (death monument).

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Berkala Arkeologi Sangkhakala

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