A place in time: Situating Chauvet within the long chronology of symbolic behavioral development
作者: Genevieve von PetzingerApril Nowell
作者单位: 1Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, PO Box 3050, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P5
刊名: Journal of Human Evolution, 2014, Vol.74 , pp.37-54
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.02.022
关键词: Upper PaleolithicWestern EuropeParietal artAurignacianNon-figurative signsSymbolic behavior
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Since the discovery of the Grotte Chauvet (Ardèche, France) in the mid-1990s, there has been a debate regarding the accuracy of assigning this site to the Aurignacian period. The main argument stems from a perceived lack of agreement between the radiocarbon age of the imagery (>32,000 years BP [before present]) and its stylistic complexity and technical sophistication, which some believe are more typical of the later Upper Paleolithic. In this paper we first review the evidence for symbolic behavior among modern humans during the Aurignacian in order to explore the question of whether Chauvet's images are anachronistic. Then, using a database of non-figurative signs found in Paleolithic parietal art, we undertake a detailed comparison between Chauvet's corpus of signs and...
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