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Early art of the northern Far East : the Stone Age

Print Book, English, 2007
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Shared Beringian Heritage Program ; For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Anchorage, Alaska, Washington, D.C., 2007
Government publications United States
ix, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
9780160822223, 016082222X
313729350
pt. I. Small stone art forms
Introduction
Historiographic outline
Small stone art forms in archaeological assemblages. A short cultural-chronological description of archaeological assemblages ; Classification and description of representational resources ; Technical characteristics of small stone art forms
The interpretation of sculpted images. The place of small sculpture of the Northern Far East in the portable art of Northern Eurasia (archaeological resources) ; The role of small art forms in religious ceremonial practice of the peoples of Northern Eurasia (ethnographic sources, myths, and folklore) ; On the question of semantics in the small art of the stone age of the Northern Far East
pt. II. Graphics on stone (small forms)
Introduction
Toward stating the problem : graffiti as an object of research
Description of archaeological sources, cultural-historical parallels
Interpretations (themes, subjects, semantics). Cosmological ideas in the subjects of the graffiti ; Phallic symbolism in late neolithic graphics on stone ; The tree in subjects of late neolithic graphics ; Mushrooms in the subjects of Western Chukotkan late neolithic graphics ; Symbolism ; Functional use of amanitas
pt. III. Pegtymel' petroglyphs
History of the discovery and study of the Pegtymel' petroglyphs
Petroglyphs of Pegtymel' : a unique site of monumental art. Description of the Pegtymel' petroglyphs ; The question of dating the petroglyphs ; The place of the Pegtymel' petroglyphs in the rock art of Northern Eurasia
Pegtymel' petroglyphs as an ethnocultural resource
"This book was originally published as Drevnee iskusstvo Severa Dalʹnego Vostoka kak istoricheskii istochnik (Kamennyi vek) in Magadan by the Northeastern Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Institute of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences"--Page v
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"August 2007"--Page ii