The Nature of Paleolithic Art

A richly illustrated study provides the most comprehensive representation of Paleolithic art ever published and offers a radical new way of interpreting the art and artifacts of these prehistoric cultures.

The Nature of Paleolithic Art

A richly illustrated study provides the most comprehensive representation of Paleolithic art ever published and offers a radical new way of interpreting the art and artifacts of these prehistoric cultures.

The Dawn of Belief

This book draws on theories derived from cultural anthropology and cognitive archaeology to propose a reconstruction of the religious life of those people based on the patterning and provenience of their artifacts.

The Dawn of Belief

Hunter-gatherers of the Upper Paleolithic period of the late Pleistocene epoch in western Europe left a legacy of cave paintings and material remains that have long fascinated modern man. This book draws on theories derived from cultural anthropology and cognitive archaeology to propose a reconstruction of the religious life of those people based on the patterning and provenience of their artifacts. Based on the premises that all members of Homo sapiens sapiens share basically similar psychological processes and capabilities and that human culture is patterned, the author uses ethnographic analogy, inference from material patterns, and formal analysis to find in prehistoric imagery clues to the cosmology that lay behind them. The resulting book is an intriguing speculation on the nature of paleolithic religion, offering scholars a valuable synthesis of anthropological, archaeological, and sociological research, and general readers an accessible account of how our forebears may have regarded the unknown. "A well-written and intellectually rigorous introduction. If you are curious about prehistory, you will enjoy it." —Wilson Library Bulletin "Most interesting to those scholars interested in seeking materialist foundations or ecological explanations for religious practices." —American Antiquity "A well-written and concise account of what has recently been achieved by the investigations of spiritual life of the Earth's most ancient human communities." —Archiv Orientalni (Czechoslovakia)

The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.

The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.

Crafting Creativity Creating Craft

In his exhaustive, brilliant and provocative book The Nature of Paleolithic Art,
biologist and artist R. Dale Guthrie (Guthrie, R. D. (2005). The Nature of
Paleolithic Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press) makes a compelling
argument that ...

Crafting Creativity   Creating Craft

This nine chapter volume explores creativity in art teaching through contemporary craft. A variety of artists, educators and historians share with readers their wealth of practical resources and frameworks for utilizing craft media (fiber, ceramics, baskets, needlepoint, knitting, etc.) and craft approaches (grassroots projects, digital communities, craftivism, etc.) within contemporary K-12 art education, museum and community programming, and teaching artist residencies. Authors representing a variety of specialties in craft, art, and education examine the resurgence of the handmade and homemade in contemporary youth culture, digital implications of how we define and teach craft creatively, and the overlap of design, function, and beauty in artists’ work. The anthology also describes the challenges and potentialities of working with craft in education settings, including the overarching craft of teaching practices. Each chapter provides a range of creative frameworks and practical models that educators can use comprehensively: from dynamic digital resources, to community groups, and lesson plans and activities in craft with art classes and special needs classes. The book serves to propose a working definition and rationale of the functions of craft in daily life, popular and youth culture, and larger social issues (including craft, D.I.Y., and activism/“craftivism”).

The Nature of Art

In this recent art exhibition the lunatic fringe was fully in evidence , especially in
the rooms devoted to the Cubists and ... been struck , as I was , by their
resemblance to the later work of the paleolithic artists of the French and Spanish
caves .

The Nature of Art

Provides essays about artists by critics and historians and from artists themselves such as da vinci, Reynolds, Delacroix, Constable, Kandinsky, Grosz, and from historians like Vasari, Gombrich, Berenson, Kenneth Clark, and critics like Herbert Read and John Ruskin and modernist poet Guillaume Apollinaire.

Before Lascaux Complex Record of the Early Upper Paleolithic

Examines the nature of the Early Upper Palaeolithic and presents results of new methods, techniques and approaches applied to the investigation of old problems concerning old world Palaeolithic archaeology.

Before Lascaux Complex Record of the Early Upper Paleolithic

Examines the nature of the Early Upper Palaeolithic and presents results of new methods, techniques and approaches applied to the investigation of old problems concerning old world Palaeolithic archaeology. Topics in art, technology and subsistence are covered.

Anthropology and Religion

R. Dale Guthrie's recent magnum opus The Nature of Paleolithic Art has as one
of its main aims the demonstration that religious (or magico-religious) purposes
and themes have been overemphasized in previous studies (2005: 8-10). Guthrie
 ...

Anthropology and Religion

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this text covers what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it. A key text for students of upper division courses in the anthropological study of religion.

The Nature of Art

... 67 encaustic , 95 - 98 fresco secco , 95 oil , 100 - 104 plastics , 104 synthetic
resins , 104 tempera , 98 - 100 texture in , 214 - 237 collage , 232 – 237
Expressionism , 228 - 232 Impressionism , 226 – 227 naturalism , 214 – 226
Paleolithic art ...

The Nature of Art


Animal Teeth and Human Tools

The Nature of Paleolithic Art. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Gutieva,
N.V., and V.M. Chkhikvadze (1990). Giant Pleistocene frog from Okladnikova
Cave (Gorny Altai). In Chronostratigraphy of the Paleolithic of North, Central and
East ...

Animal Teeth and Human Tools

The culmination of more than a decade of fieldwork and related study, this unique book uses analyses of perimortem taphonomy in Ice Age Siberia to propose a new hypothesis for the peopling of the New World. The authors present evidence based on examinations of more than 9000 pieces of human and carnivore bone from 30 late Pleistocene archaeological and palaeontological sites, including cave and open locations, which span more than 2000 miles from the Ob River in the West to the Sea of Japan in the East. The observed bone damage signatures suggest that the conventional prehistory of Siberia needs revision and, in particular, that cave hyenas had a significant influence on the lives of Ice Age Siberians. The findings are supported by more than 250 photographs, which illustrate the bone damage described and provide a valuable insight into the context and landscape of the fieldwork for those unfamiliar with Siberia.