Personal Adornment Objects in the Context of Siberian Paleolithic System of Symbols

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The article presents the researcher’s concept that allows treating the unique findings de­noted as personal adornment objects, making up the collections of the early period of upper Paleolithic Age of Eurasia as a form of ancient social communication. Forms of symbolic behaviour typical for Homo sapiens sapiens, look rather stable in the archeological context of the beginning of upper Paleolithic age of Northern Eurasia. It especially concerns per­sonal adornments forming symbolic nominal systems. The authors treat the group of such objects as a form of ancient symbolic communication. (a way of communicating informa­tion), which has qualitative characteristics of personal and cultural identification, expressed through a system of symbols forming object-based imagery.

Based on studies of different objects made during the early upper Paleolithic age in Si­beria, a preliminary classification is suggested, which is presented in the form of a typolog­ical table of features, incorporating forms and techniques of making personal adornment objects.

Keywords: systems of symbols, symbolic communication, personal adornment objects, Eurasia.

Personal Adornment Objects in the Context of Siberian Paleolithic System of Symbols
References: Lyudmila V. Lbova Personal Adornment Objects in the Context of Siberian Paleolithic System of Symbols . Universum Humanitarium (En). 2, #1. С. 37–50.