A Touch of Red: Archaeological and Ethnographic Approaches to Interpreting Finnish Rock Paintings

Antti Lahelma

Published by The Finnish Antiquarian Society, 2008
ISBN 10: 9519057676 / ISBN 13: 9789519057675
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279 p. Includes: illustrations, bibliography. ISKOS 15. Approximately 125 prehistoric rock paintings have been found in the modern territory of Finland. The paintings are almost without exception located on steep lakeshore cliffs associated with ancient water routes. The range of motifs is rather limited, consisting mainly of schematic depictions of stick-figure humans, elks, boats, handprints and geometric signs. This dissertation is a critical review of the interpretations offered of Finnish rock art and an exploration of the potentials of archaeological and ethnographic research in increasing our knowledge of its meaning. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Approximately 125 prehistoric rock paintings have been found in the modern territory of Finland. The paintings are almost without exception located on steep lakeshore cliffs associated with ancient water routes. The range of motifs is rather limited, consisting mainly of schematic depictions of stick-figure humans, elks, boats, handprints and geometric signs. This dissertation is a critical review of the interpretations offered of Finnish rock art and an exploration of the potentials of archaeological and ethnographic research in increasing our knowledge of its meaning.

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Title: A Touch of Red: Archaeological and ...
Publisher: The Finnish Antiquarian Society
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine

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