Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms: Native American by Edward J. Lenik PDF

By Edward J. Lenik

ISBN-10: 0817319239

ISBN-13: 9780817319236

Decorated stone artifacts are an important a part of archaeological experiences of local americans 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, photographs, 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 accommodates information from ethnohistoric and archaeological assets including neighborhood environmental settings in an try to interpret the iconography of those interesting 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 historical past at the Indian cultures of the Northeast and features a dialogue of the relationship procedure built via anthropologists to explain prehistory. the center of the content material includes greater than 80 examples of transportable rock artwork, grouped through ordinary layout motifs. This association permits in-depth research of every motif. The motifs tested diversity 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 really is now housed. Lenik additionally bargains perception into the tradition and way of life of the local American teams represented. An appendix directory areas to work out and study extra concerning the artifacts and a word list are included.

 

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

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