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Selected Writings of Jose Miguel De Barandiaran: Basque Prehistory and Ethnography Altuna, Jesus

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Title: Selected Writings of Jose Miguel De ...

Binding: Hardcover Jan 28, 2009

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Noted Basque ethnographer Jose Miguel de Barandiaran was an exceptional witness to an entire century of the history of the Basque Country. He was born in 1889 and died in 1991, just prior to his 102nd birthday, having remained active until a year before his death. An ordained priest, he dedicated most of his life to researching the past of his homeland. His research included excavating caves and dolmens as well as recording the traditional lifeways, legends, and superstitions of the Basque people. His findings were published in hundreds of articles appearing in the "Anuario de Eusko-Folklore" and other journals, as well as several monographs. This work includes an extensive introduction by the editor, Jesus Altuna, with biographical information on Barandiaran and a discussion of the selected writings from Barandiaran's books: "Mitologia vasca" ("Basque Mythology"), "El Hombre prehistorico en el Pais Vasco" ("Prehistoric Man in the Basque Country"), and "Bosquejo etnografico de Sara" ("An Ethnographic Sketch of Sara"). Also included are a number of Barandiaran's drawings, photographs, a bibliography, and an index.

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Jesus Altuna is professor emeritus at the University of the Basque Country. He served as director of the scientific journal Munibe, long-time president of the Aranzadi Science Society, as well as president of the Barandiaran Foundation. He has worked on Basque archaeology and prehistory for over fifty years, and continued and expanded Barandiaran's work by specializing in cave art and animal bone archaeology. Altuna has published twelve books and numerous journal articles.

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