Studies of Paleolithic art in Siberia have recently gained a new impetus from both the contemporary landscape of scholarly discussion in the field of Paleolithic archaeology and human evolution, and instrumental developments in research procedures and frameworks. In regard to mobile art, or portable art (carvings or sculptures made on organic and inorganic materials), research aimed at identifying local differences between Upper Paleolithic cultural groups, and tracking their prehistoric geographic ranges across Eurasia during the Late Pleistocene, is considered to be especially relevant. Here we present the results of a study of the Late Paleolithic assemblage of Ust-Kova, focusing on the different technologies involved in the production of mobile paleo-art in Siberia. The results indicate that a complex array of technological methods were used to manufacture personal ornaments and sculptures out of ivory. Furthermore, it reveals some of the technical connections between the paleoart objects and the stone tools used to manufacture them. Overall, the study presented here improves our understanding of the genesis and evolution of ancient technologies related to paleoart manufacture in Northern Eurasia.
Предметные области OECD FOS+WOS
- 6.01 ИСТОРИЯ И АРХЕОЛОГИЯ
- 6.01.BI АРХЕОЛОГИЯ