Ideology and Symbolism of Traditional Architecture A Case of House Structures and Social Stratification of the Villages of Chozuba and Runguzu, Chakhesang Naga

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Ditamulu Vasa

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The social and cultural memories existing in the Naga oral histories relating to megalithic culture elucidates important information on the ideology of erecting megalithic monuments, social organization, rituals and their economic usages. The well-defined cultural values of erecting megalithic monuments also appear to have a relationship with craft specialization to the point of perpetuating the memory of a person who has gained a higher status. This paper discusses briefly the Feast of Merit that coincides with the stone dragging ceremony and the status men earn in terms of representations adorning their houses in the Chozuba and Runguzu villages of the Chakhesang tribe.

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Vasa, Ditamulu. 2019. “Ideology and Symbolism of Traditional Architecture: A Case of House Structures and Social Stratification of the Villages of Chozuba and Runguzu, Chakhesang Naga”. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology, December, 93–106. https://doi.org/10.12766/jna.2019S.6.