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Fragments of the Hunt. Persistence Hunting, Tracking and Prehistoric Art

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Määttänen, Pentti, Docent, Aalto University, Finland
dc.contributor.author Ijäs, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T09:02:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T09:02:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-3730-1 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-7306-4 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/26894
dc.description.abstract Two million years ago, our ancestors were running down antelope on the African savanna. Instead of relying on complex weaponry, they relied on endurance and they chased their prey until it died. This process often derailed the hunters’ consciousness into transformation hallucinations. Studying the last hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari Ijäs was able to establish a connection between the hallucinations, trance ceremonies, and the imagery depicted in rock art. Ijäs claims that some of the earliest examples of visual depictions could be explained through the experiences of the persistence hunters. Ijäs has titled the visible evidence as the ‘fragments of the hunt´, which are not just depictions of hunting, but allegories, such as adoration of the animal’s grace, transformation imagery, depictions of tracks, and images of running people. In this multidisciplinary thesis Ijäs covers several fields of inquiry including psychology, archaeology, art history, ethnography and paleoanthropology. en
dc.format.extent 228
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 31/2017
dc.subject.other Visual arts en
dc.title Fragments of the Hunt. Persistence Hunting, Tracking and Prehistoric Art en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Taiteen laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Art en
dc.subject.keyword prehistoric art en
dc.subject.keyword Africa en
dc.subject.keyword rock art en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-3730-1
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Varto, Juha, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Art, Finland
dc.opn Lieberman, Daniel, PhD, Prof., Harvard University, USA
dc.date.defence 2017-06-01


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