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Miskwabik, Metal of Ritual: Metallurgy in Precontact Eastern North America (Hardback)

Amelia M. Trevelyan

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ISBN 10: 0813122724 / ISBN 13: 9780813122724
Edité par The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 2012
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Miskwabik, Metal of Ritual examines the thousands of beautiful and intricate ritual works of art-from ceremonial weaponry to delicate copper pendants and ear ornaments-created in eastern North America before the arrival of Europeans. The first comprehensive examination of this 3,000-year-old metallurgical tradition, the book provides unique insight into the motivation of the artisans and the significance of these objects, and highlights the brilliance and sophistication of the early civilizations of the Americas.Comparing the ritual architecture and metallurgy of the original Americans with the ethnological record, Amelia M. Trevelyan begins to unravel the mystery of the significance of the objects as well as their special functions within the societies that created them. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780813122724

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Titre : Miskwabik, Metal of Ritual: Metallurgy in ...

Éditeur : The University Press of Kentucky, United States

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Miskwabik, Metal of Ritual examines the thousands of beautiful and intricate ritual works of art-from ceremonial weaponry to delicate copper pendants and ear ornaments-created in eastern North America before the arrival of Europeans. The first comprehensive examination of this 3,000-year-old metallurgical tradition, the book provides unique insight into the motivation of the artisans and the significance of these objects, and highlights the brilliance and sophistication of the early civilizations of the Americas.Comparing the ritual architecture and metallurgy of the original Americans with the ethnological record, Amelia M. Trevelyan begins to unravel the mystery of the significance of the objects as well as their special functions within the societies that created them.

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""An invaluable reference... Miskwabik is an incredibly interesting book on a topic rarely discussed in such depth! You'll enjoy every word of it."" -- "The Dirt Brothers"

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