Prehistoric Period

Fabrizio Mori

Great Civilisations of the ancient Sahara (The).

Neolithisation and the earliest evidence of anthropomorphic religions.

Bibliotheca Archaeologica, 21
1998, 276 pp., 90 ill. col., 118 ill. b/n
Hardback with Dust Jacket, 21,5 x 28 cm
ISBN: 9788870629712
ISSN: 2240-8347

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  • Table of Contents
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    Introduction; The biological evolution of Homo and the gradual appearance of different cultural forms; The aesthetic function; The emergence of "art" as a stage of fundamental importance in the cultural evolution of Homo; Prehistoric art as awareness of the environment, the "real" andthe "non-real"; Prehistoric art in the Sahara: difficulties of interpretation; Research activity in the Tadrat Acacus; Research activity in the Amsak Settafet; Style and technique; The earliest anthropomorphic engravings; History and prehistory of the Sahara: neolithisation and anthropomorphism: the Round Head Period; The sacred nature of shelters; "Kettles"; Pairs of holes; Chronology; Notes to the illustrations; Glossary; Bibliography.