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The Resource The first signs : unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols, Genevieve von Petzinger

The first signs : unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols, Genevieve von Petzinger

Label
The first signs : unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols
Title
The first signs
Title remainder
unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols
Statement of responsibility
Genevieve von Petzinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Offers an examination of the recurring abstract geometric images that accompany the figurative cave art of Ice Age humans, delving into the mystery of the possible meaning of these symbols, suggesting that they may point to abstract thought and expression
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Von Petzinger, Genevieve
Dewey number
302.2/223094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN772.2.A1
LC item number
V66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleolithic period
  • Glacial epoch
  • Signs and symbols
  • Symbolism in art
  • Geometry in art
  • Art, Prehistoric
  • Rock paintings
  • Von Petzinger, Genevieve
  • Europe
  • Social archaeology
Target audience
adult
Label
The first signs : unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols, Genevieve von Petzinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two red dots -- Once upon a time in Africa ... -- Glimmers of a modern mind -- Intermittent signals -- Welcome to the Ice Age -- Venuses, lion-men, and signs beyond the mundane world -- Life and death in the first villages -- How to make cave art -- Signs across the ages : the many styles of the oldest art -- Of animals and humans and strange tableaux -- Patterns : trading signs and sharing symbols -- Chicken or egg : a brief history of language, brains, and writing -- The lady of St. Germain-la-Rivière and her mysterious necklace -- Through the eyes of the ancestors : a rock art epiphany -- Feather or weapon : the real-world meanings of cave signs -- Seeing the unseen world : visions, shamans, and the seven signs
Control code
18920564
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476785509
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015051281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coolor)
System control number
(OCoLC)913303889
Label
The first signs : unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols, Genevieve von Petzinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two red dots -- Once upon a time in Africa ... -- Glimmers of a modern mind -- Intermittent signals -- Welcome to the Ice Age -- Venuses, lion-men, and signs beyond the mundane world -- Life and death in the first villages -- How to make cave art -- Signs across the ages : the many styles of the oldest art -- Of animals and humans and strange tableaux -- Patterns : trading signs and sharing symbols -- Chicken or egg : a brief history of language, brains, and writing -- The lady of St. Germain-la-Rivière and her mysterious necklace -- Through the eyes of the ancestors : a rock art epiphany -- Feather or weapon : the real-world meanings of cave signs -- Seeing the unseen world : visions, shamans, and the seven signs
Control code
18920564
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476785509
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015051281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some coolor)
System control number
(OCoLC)913303889

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