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The work groups together the most significant Paleolithic anthropomorphic sculpture found in archaeological sites in Europe, Asia, Africa and America, as well as new acquisitions of Gaietto collection.
The book, as well as the scientific approach of evolutionistic type, has didactic character for the interpretation of the human species depicted. Every aspect of the sculpture is subdivided in its components.
It constitutes also a textbook for archaeologists of Prehistory that want research paleolithic sculpture on soils of surface.
Collection of 222 Paleolithic anthropomorphic and zoomorphic sculptures of various European nations, classified into 12 types and attributed to a period of about two million years.
The idea of this catalog is born as a result of a hoped placement of the sculptures in the museums of prehistoric archeology of the Regions on of Italy, in which they were found.
The division of the sculptures in 12 typologies progressively produced over two million years is helpful to the scholar, as it allows to visually interpret the evolution of the depicted human species, of the composition of the sculptures, of the types of stone work, of the type of the sculptures (religious subjects) and also to appreciate the evolution of the types of stylistic deformation (artistic fashion).
HUMAN HEAD JOINED THROUGH THE NAPE TO ANIMAL HEAD IN PALEOLITHIC SCULPTURE Fig.9,7 with clarification by the Author regarding Spiritual Culture and Material Culture.
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