ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.
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'Le Quellec J-L, 1995: Symbolisme de position et art rupestre au Messak (Libye). Anthropologie (Brno) 33, 3: 231-267'.
 
Abstract
The coherence of the rock art already recorded in the Messak Plateau (S-W Libya) induces one to tackle again the recurrent problem of its signification. Highly suggestive here are the particular layout of several thematic elements associated to small caves, and the regularity of some combinations like the «ovaloid and woman» motif. The object of this article is not to decipher the engravings of the Messak area, but to propose a tentative approach of the mythological thoughts regulating the artists' work.
 
Keywords
Sahara - Libya - Messak - Prehistory - Neolithic - Rock Art - Symbolism
 
 
 
 

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