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A Culture Of Stone

Author : Carolyn J Dean
ISBN : 9780822393177
Genre : History
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A major contribution to both art history and Latin American studies, A Culture of Stone offers sophisticated new insights into Inka culture and the interpretation of non-Western art. Carolyn Dean focuses on rock outcrops masterfully integrated into Inka architecture, exquisitely worked masonry, and freestanding sacred rocks, explaining how certain stones took on lives of their own and played a vital role in the unfolding of Inka history. Examining the multiple uses of stone, she argues that the Inka understood building in stone as a way of ordering the chaos of unordered nature, converting untamed spaces into domesticated places, and laying claim to new territories. Dean contends that understanding what the rocks signified requires seeing them as the Inka saw them: as potentially animate, sentient, and sacred. Through careful analysis of Inka stonework, colonial-period accounts of the Inka, and contemporary ethnographic and folkloric studies of indigenous Andean culture, Dean reconstructs the relationships between stonework and other aspects of Inka life, including imperial expansion, worship, and agriculture. She also scrutinizes meanings imposed on Inka stone by the colonial Spanish and, later, by tourism and the tourist industry. A Culture of Stone is a compelling multidisciplinary argument for rethinking how we see and comprehend the Inka past.
Category: History

A Culture Of Stone Inka Perspectives On Rock

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467217576
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to A Culture of Stone , Inka Perspectives on Rock. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Culture Of Stone

Author : O. W. Hampton
ISBN : 0890968705
Genre : Social Science
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"In this extensively illustrated, unique study, Hampton describes the complete cultural inventory and traditional uses of both secular and sacred stones, ranging from utilitarian stone tools and profane symbolic stones through ancestor spirit stones, power stones with multiple functions, and medicinal power stone tools. Hampton portrays the complete cycle of quarrying, manufacture, trade, and uses of the stones.".
Category: Social Science

Gender And Culture In America

Author : Linda Stone
ISBN : UOM:39015055082856
Genre : Social Science
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This lively book uses a historical framework to address gender in America in terms of a set of dominant cultural themes—explaining how these themes both fluctuate over time, and are responded to in different ways by various ethnic groups and social classes. It encourages readers to consider gender in America as enmeshed in the country's distinctive cultural traditions. Chapter topics include a cultural history of American gender: 1600 to 1900; .a look at the twentieth century; coverage of native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans; gender on the college campus; and themes and issues of American gender. For anyone interested in getting a better look at mainstream American cultural values concerning gender.
Category: Social Science

The Stone Age Cultures Of Kenya Colony

Author : L. S. B. Leakey
ISBN : 9781107615472
Genre : Social Science
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Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (1903-72) was a British archaeologist, naturalist and palaeoanthropologist who made a significant contribution to the study of human evolutionary development. First published in 1931, this work presents the results of two periods of excavation by the East African Archaeological Expedition during 1926-7 and 1928-9. As noted in the preface, the findings of these excavations enabled the Expedition 'to work out a number of clear subdivisions in Pleistocene and recent times, based upon climatic changes, and to establish in most cases the relation of the cultures found to these time divisions.' The text contains numerous illustrative figures, including original drawings and photographs. Numerous appendices are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in archaeology, anthropology and East Africa.
Category: Social Science

Written On Stone

Author : Joanne Parker
ISBN : 9781443815536
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of essays is not interested in the unresolved questions about the origin, original use, and authentic meaning of the prehistoric monuments of the British Isles. It is not concerned with their prehistory. Rather it deals with the history of barrows, standing stones, and stone circles: with the ways in which they have been viewed, the meanings that have been attributed to them, and the significant impact that they have had over the centuries on British life and culture – from motivating artists, authors, musicians and film-makers to inspiring ‘New Age’ religions. It is thus as interested in stones commonly believed to be megaliths – like the foundation stones of the chapel in the Dartmoor village of South Zeal – as in ‘real’ remains. In her recent study of Stonehenge, the historian Rosemary Hill asserted: ‘Stonehenge does not belong to archaeology, or not to archaeology alone’. Likewise, this book is not written primarily for archaeologists – or not for the interest of archaeologists alone. It will also be of interest to social and cultural historians, to those interested in fine art, literature or film, and to anyone fascinated by the construction of national, local, or counter-cultural identities. It should also intrigue anybody who lives near one of the thousands of prehistoric remains that add beauty and mystery to Britain’s countryside. The book surveys over eight hundred years of rediscovery, study, superstition, inspiration, fear, restoration, and destruction, investigating how different generations saw their own anxieties, beliefs and concerns reflected in the mysterious lives of the prehistoric builders. By discussing the many different ways in which prehistoric remains have been treated in different periods, the book interrogates any notion of objective approaches to archaeology. Instead, it asserts that what we think of as ‘the past’ is in fact multiple and man-made. Thus, if we are to effectively interpret and fully understand the prehistoric remains of the past, a variety of disciplines and a range of approaches – both traditional and unconventional – will need to work together. For this reason, this book has been produced as a jointly-authored text – a collaboration between archaeologists, folklorists, historians, journalists, and literary critics.
Category: Social Science

Kufic Stone Inscription Culture Script And Graphics

Author : S. M. V. Mousavi Jazayeri
ISBN : 9780984984329
Genre : Art
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This reference book studies the script, art, and culture of the early Arabic Kufic calligraphy. It presents around hundred historical stone inscriptions, coins, and manuscripts from early-Islamic Persia. In their book, the primary author and famed Iranian early Kufic expert and calligrapher, S.M.V. Mousavi Jazayeri, and his fellow co-authors read and analyze with meticulous detail the calligraphy, script, and art work of thirty-seven Kufic gravestone inscriptions, mainly from the Yazd providence of Iran. The carefully-selected inscriptional sample in this book illustrates the remarkable power and versatility of this early script, and the extent of the global role played by it in shaping societies and cultures of a vast area extending from China to Spain.
Category: Art

Jadeite Jade

Author : Qiumei Ouyang
ISBN : 9628698710
Genre : Jade art objects
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The Viking Stone Age

Author : Njord Kane
ISBN : 9781943066193
Genre : History
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The Story of the Vikings during the early Nordic Stone Age time period. The first ancient Norsemen. A span of some thousands of years concisely covering the evolution the Stone Age Norse people. A whole new world of understanding about the ancient Vikings has been opened up by new archaeological discoveries and studies. This was the birth of the Viking Battle Axe Culture, so well known during the Viking Age of Norse Expansionism. The evolving culture of the primitive Norse that eventually created their first Battle Axes made from stone and copper during the Nordic Stone Age time period. Easy to read and very interesting. Providing a quick and concise journey through major events of primitive Norse Stone Age history. Highlights of major aspects in primitive Norse knowledge and technology. Discussed are shared technologies between the Ancient Norse, Inuit (Eskimo), and other North American Aborigines that may have had made contact with The Stone Age Norse – lost in time.
Category: History