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The Resource Early rock art of the American West : the geometric enigma, Ekkehart Malotki, Ellen Dissanayake

Early rock art of the American West : the geometric enigma, Ekkehart Malotki, Ellen Dissanayake

Label
Early rock art of the American West : the geometric enigma
Title
Early rock art of the American West
Title remainder
the geometric enigma
Statement of responsibility
Ekkehart Malotki, Ellen Dissanayake
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The earliest rock art - in the Americas as elsewhere - is geometric or abstract. Until now, however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing range of geometrics and the fascinating questions that arise from their ubiquity and variety. Why did they precede representational marks? What is known about their origins and functions? Why and how did humans begin to make marks, and what does this practice tell us about the early human mind? With some two hundred striking color images and discussions of chronology, dating, sites, and styles, this pioneering investigation of abstract geometrics on stone (as well as bone, ivory, and shell) explores its wide-ranging subject from the perspectives of ethnology, evolutionary biology, cognitive archaeology, and the psychology of artmaking. The authors' approach instills a greater respect for a largely unknown and underappreciated form of paleoart, suggesting that before humans became Homo symbolicus or even Homo religiosus, they were mark-makers - Homo aestheticus
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DLC
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Malotki, Ekkehart,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.W5
LC item number
M27 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dissanayake, Ellen,
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  • Indians of North America
  • Petroglyphs
  • Picture-writing
  • Rock paintings
  • West (U.S.)
  • Antiquities
  • Indians of North America
  • Petroglyphs
  • Picture-writing
  • Rock paintings
  • United States, West
  • Archäologie
  • Felsbild
  • Indianer
  • USA
Label
Early rock art of the American West : the geometric enigma, Ekkehart Malotki, Ellen Dissanayake
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake -- The concept of artification / Ellen Dissanayake -- Terminology, chronology, and dating of North American paleomarks / Ekkehart Malotki -- Cupules as an archetypal artification / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake -- Ancestral minds and the spectrum of symbol / Ellen Dissanayake -- Sites and styles of the western archaic tradition rock art complex / Ekkehart Malotki -- Origins and functions of abstract-geometric markings / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake -- Why did our ancestors artify? / Ellen Dissanayake -- Conclusion: the geometric enigma / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake
Control code
1007499294
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780295743615
Lccn
2017050791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028385182
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007499294
Label
Early rock art of the American West : the geometric enigma, Ekkehart Malotki, Ellen Dissanayake
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake -- The concept of artification / Ellen Dissanayake -- Terminology, chronology, and dating of North American paleomarks / Ekkehart Malotki -- Cupules as an archetypal artification / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake -- Ancestral minds and the spectrum of symbol / Ellen Dissanayake -- Sites and styles of the western archaic tradition rock art complex / Ekkehart Malotki -- Origins and functions of abstract-geometric markings / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake -- Why did our ancestors artify? / Ellen Dissanayake -- Conclusion: the geometric enigma / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake
Control code
1007499294
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780295743615
Lccn
2017050791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028385182
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1007499294

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