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Maleness and femaleness in the sky and the underworld - and in between / Knut Helskog.

Title: Maleness and femaleness in the sky and the underworld - and in between / Knut Helskog.
Author(s): Helskog, Knut.
Date: 1995.
Publisher: Oslo: Novus
In: Perceiving rock art : social and political perspectives. (1995.), Vol. 15
Abstract: Examines frequency of maleness and femaleness on rock carvings at Alta. Many images are unsexed, but newer sexed ones have only male images. Author suggests that for Saami creators, femaleness transferred to drums. Drawings were purposeful, and purpose was ritual, as in cultures of Nenets, Chukchi and Tungus. Spirits are part of universe, usually in three layers, and their world is like that of humans. In Alta theirs is shore zone. They are in four phases. Author tabulates and discusses numbers of anthropomorphic figures and frequencies of reindeer and elk. From c. 1500 BC, South Scandinavian influences intrude.
Notes:

In: Perceiving rock art : social and political perspectives. Vol. 15 / Knut Helskog, Bjørnar Olsen, eds.

Keywords: 74 -- Drawing and minor arts.
903 -- Archaeology.
U -- Archaeology.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*548) -- Scandinavia.
SPRI record no.: 137570

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