A finished, authoritative account of the improvement Greek paintings during the 1st millennium BC.
• a useful source for students facing the paintings, fabric tradition and background of the post-classical world
• contains voices from such different fields as paintings background, classical stories, and archaeology and gives a range of perspectives to the topic
• good points an leading edge team of chapters facing the reception of Greek artwork from the center a while to the present
• contains chapters on Chronology and Topography, in addition to Workshops and Technology
• comprises 4 significant sections: types, occasions and areas; Contacts and Colonies; photographs and Meanings; Greek artwork: old to vintage
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Toupal, R. , M. N. Zedeño, R. W. Stoffle, and P. Barabe. 2001. ‘Cultural landscapes and ethnographic cartographies: Scandinavian-American and American Indian knowledge of the land’, Environmental Science and Policy 4:171–84. CHAPTER 3 Rocks of Ages: Petroglyphs, Pictographs, and Identity in Puerto Rico Peter G. Roe and Michele H. Hayward Prehistoric Puerto Rican Rock Art and Its Cultural Context Within the Caribbean, Puerto Rico enjoys a unique proliferation of rock art; carved and painted images are recorded for some 500 locations on an island 64 by 178 kilometers.
These were not the places for special, well-prepared rituals such as initiations or other rites de passage; more likely they were spontaneous, like healing or rainmaking (cf Stoffle et al. 2000:22). The communicative character of the rituals could easily have involved the whole group by way of a public mode of presentation of the art. This suggests a scenario wherein rituals were the continuation of everyday discourses into formalized, ritual discourses (Tanaka 1980:113). As among the recent Space and Discourse as Constituents of Past Identities 41 San of southern Africa, the leisurely playing and chatting may turn into a common singing that eventually ends as a common ritual dance (Biesele 1993:75), be it for healing, rainmaking, or just to celebrate the presence of powers.
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