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Francis Pryor, "Britain BC", p. 41:

"...we often act in a symbolic way, which expresses what we want to believe rather than the reality which frames and colours the real world. Thus the aristocracy of England are traditionally buried without grave goods, symbolising the belief that all are equal in the eyes of God. A naive functionalist archaeologist might interpret English graves as indicating that British society was, and is, egalitarian - which is patently absurd, because it ignores the symbolism that objects and their contexts can express."

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