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Prehistoric Figurines: Representation and Corporeality in by Douglass W. Bailey

By Douglass W. Bailey

absolutely illustrated, Prehistoric Figurines brings a thorough new method of the most intriguing, yet poorly understood artefacts from our prehistoric earlier. learning the translation of prehistoric collectible figurines from Neolithic southeast Europe, Bailey introduces contemporary advancements from the fields of visible tradition reports and cultural anthropology, and investigates the ways that representations of human our bodies have been utilized by the pre-historic humans to appreciate their very own identities, to barter relationships and to make refined political points.

Bailey examines 4 severe conditions:
* collectible figurines as miniatures
* collectible figurines as three-d representations
* collectible figurines as anthropomorphs
* collectible figurines as representations.

Through those stipulations, the examine travels past the conventional mechanisms of interpretation and takes the controversy earlier the out-dated interpretations of collectible figurines as Mother-Goddess as Bailey examines person prehistoric collectible figurines of their unique archaeological contexts and perspectives them within the mild of contemporary exploitations of the human form.

Students and students of historical past and Archaeology will profit immensely from Bailey's shut knowing of the fabric tradition and pre-history of the Balkans.

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