A Touch of Red: Archaeological and Ethnographic Approaches to Interpreting Finnish Rock Paintings

By: Antti Lahelma

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Approximately 125 prehistoric rock paintings have been found in the modern territory of Finland. The paintings are almost without exception located on steep lakeshore cliffs associated with ancient water routes. The range of motifs is rather limited, consisting mainly of schematic depictions of stick-figure humans, elks, boats, handprints and geometric signs. This dissertation is a critical review of the interpretations offered of Finnish rock art and an exploration of the potentials of archaeological and ethnographic research in increasing our knowledge of its meaning. Printed Pages: 279.

Title: A Touch of Red: Archaeological and Ethnographic Approaches to Interpreting Finnish Rock Paintings

Author Name: Antti Lahelma

Categories: India, General,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2008

ISBN: 9519057676

ISBN 13: 9789519057675

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 114152

Keywords: A Touch of Red: Archaeological and Ethnographic Approaches to Interpreting Finnish Rock Paintings Antti Lahelma