To study of the significance and interpretation of the subject matter of art
Pertaining to the time or a period prior to recorded history.
Magic predicated on the belief that one thing or event can event can affect another at a distance as a consequence of a sympathetic connection between them.
The belief that natural objects, natural phenomena, and the universe itself, possesses souls
Social organization. Belief that suggests that you're related to an animal. Each family = one totem.
Of or pertaining top a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal.
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing that is not human.
A stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work.
POST & LINTEL CONSTRUCTION
At its most basic, two up right (posts) that support a horizontal element (lintel).
UPPER PALEOLITHIC ART
One of the few indisputable things that can be said about the "lion-human" is that it shows complex thinking to create imagination; the abilty to conceive and represent a hybrid creature never seen in nature.
"Old-Stone"; Magic and Art
The Women of Willendorf
Aprox. 24,000 BCE. Representation of Venus, but found in Austria. Unrelated to the Greek philosophy or belief. Carved in limestone, about 4" tall. Exaggerated breasts and belly (may relate to health and fertility).
MORTISE AND TENDON