Mesolithic shadow play?

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorAhola, Marja
dc.contributor.authorLassila, Katri
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Helsinki
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Film
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-10T08:26:54Z
dc.date.available2022-08-10T08:26:54Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.description.abstractThroughout history, humans have told stories to one another. Although these stories have largely disappeared over the course of time, they have sometimes left material remains, for instance in the form of rock art. However, rock art might not be the only materialization of prehistoric storytelling practices. On the contrary, if made active again, other prehistoric artefacts might also bring past storytelling practices back to life. In this paper, we examine how storytelling might have taken place in Late Mesolithic Finland (c. 6800–5200 cal BC). As a case study, we investigate a zoomorphic wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) antler artefact from southern Finland, the so-called ‘Lepaa artefact’, with multidisciplinary methods arising from the traditions of experimental archaeology, 3D-technologies, and artistic research. As a result, we suggest that Mesolithic storytelling might have been entangled with ritual practices and accompanied by performances that resemble traditional shadow theatre.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.format.extent1–19
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dc.identifier.citationAhola , M & Lassila , K 2022 , ' Mesolithic shadow play? Exploring the performative attributes of a zoomorphic wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) antler artefact from Finland ' , Time and Mind , vol. 15 , no. 2 , pp. 167-185 . https://doi.org/10.1080/1751696X.2022.2098047en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1751696X.2022.2098047
dc.identifier.issn1751-6978
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/115936
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202208104758
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTime and Minden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 15, issue 1en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordMesolithic archaeology
dc.subject.keyword3D-technologies
dc.subject.keywordartistic research
dc.subject.keywordritual performance
dc.subject.keywordmobile art
dc.subject.keywordstorytelling
dc.subject.keywordShadow theatre
dc.subject.keywordphotography
dc.subject.keywordmedia art
dc.subject.keywordmultimedia
dc.titleMesolithic shadow play?en
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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