Ten essays from a session of the 15th UISPP Congress (2006), which demonstrate the importance of the cognitive-processual approach pioneered by Colin Renfrew in studying prehistoric iconography. Topics include the location and orientation of passage tombs in Ireland, the symbolic use of celestial bodies in Bronze Age Hungary, ship images in rock art, female statues in Romania, symbolism in the East European Chalcolothic, rock art in France, and metal deposits in the Alps. There are also three purely theoretical papers.Cosmographic symbolism could be an important field of cognitive and symbolic archaeology. ... Evident est un besoin humain fondamental pour organiser le monde dans un systeme significatif de parties apparentees, qui ... aquot;Symbolismaquot; means the way a human community maps mental models into more or less tangible objects and structures, which ... details as much as possible, which is aware of fundamental ambiguities, interactions, and overlapping given in the mind of early man, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Cognitive Archaeology as Symbolic Archaeology|
|Author||:||Fernando Coimbra, George Dimitriadis|
|Publisher||:||British Archaeological Reports Limited - 2008|