December 23, 2017

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By Edward J. Lenik

Decorated stone artifacts are an important a part of archaeological stories of local american citizens within the Northeast. The artifacts illuminated in Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms: Native American Artifacts and Spirit Stones from the Northeast contain pecked, sculpted, or incised figures, pictures, or symbols. those are rendered on pebbles, plaques, pendants, axes, pestles, and atlatl weights, andare of various sizes, shapes, and designs. Lenik attracts from Indian myths and legends and contains facts from ethnohistoric and archaeological resources including neighborhood environmental settings in an try and interpret the iconography of those attention-grabbing relics. For the Algonquian and Iroquois peoples, they mirror id, prestige, and social relationships with different Indians in addition to beings within the spirit world.

 

Lenik starts off with heritage at the Indian cultures of the Northeast and features a dialogue of the relationship process built through anthropologists to explain prehistory. the center of the content material includes greater than 80 examples of moveable rock paintings, grouped by way of habitual layout motifs. This association permits in-depth research of every motif. The motifs tested variety from humans, animals, fish, and bugs to geometric and summary designs. info for every item is gifted in succinct prose, with an outline, representation, attainable interpretation, the tale of its discovery, and the positioning the place it truly is now housed. Lenik additionally bargains perception into the tradition and way of life of the local American teams represented. An appendix directory locations to determine and research extra in regards to the artifacts and a thesaurus are included.

 

The fabric during this booklet, utilized in conjunction with Lenik’s prior examine, bargains a reference for nearly each recognized instance of northeastern rock paintings. Archaeologists, scholars, and connoisseurs of Indian inventive expression will locate this a useful work.

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