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Author Von Petzinger, Genevieve.

Title The first signs : unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols / Genevieve von Petzinger.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.


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Edition First Atria books hardcover edition.
Description 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "Archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger looks past the horses, bison, ibex, and faceless humans in the ancient paintings and instead focuses on the abstract geometric images that accompany them. She offers her research on the terse symbols that appear more often than any other kinds of figures--signs that have never really been studied or explained until now"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Paleolithic period -- Europe.
Glacial epoch -- Europe.
Signs and symbols -- Europe -- History.
Symbolism in art -- History.
Geometry in art -- History.
Art, Prehistoric -- Europe.
Rock paintings -- Europe.
Von Petzinger, Genevieve -- Travel -- Europe.
Europe -- Antiquities.
Social archaeology -- Europe.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9781476785493 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
147678549X (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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