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Author Name:    BRIACE, G. Ian

Title:   Boulder Monuments of Saskatchewan. signed

Publisher:    Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, Saskatoon, 2005, ISBN:0969142056 

Seller ID:   109575

BRACE, G. Ian. Boulder Monuments of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon : Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, (2005). Pp (4),iii-xvi,[1]-174. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated yellow and green card covers, lettered in yellow and green. Contents : 1. Introduction: Definition and Classification; The State of Our Understanding; Research Propositions; Study Methodology; The Study Area. 2. Description of the Saskatchewan Monuments: Introduction; Stone Circles; A Classification of Saskatchewan Boulder Monuments; Class I: Medicine Wheels; Class II: Ceremonial Circles; Class III: Effigy Figures; Class IV: Geometrics. 3. The historical and ethno-cultural context: Introduction; Potential Prehistoric Antecedents; "Recent" Inhabitants and Migrants (Algonkian, Siouan,Caddoan, Kootenayan, Na Dene (Athabaskan), etc.); Discussion 4. Dating: In troduction; Lichenometry: A Potential Dating Method; Lichenometric Methods;Problems and Concerns with Lichenometry; Analysis and Discussion of the Re sults. 5. Origins and functions: Introduction; Introductory Overview of Ideas Concerning the Functions of Medicine Wheels; Medicine Wheel Analogies (Class I); Ceremonial Circle Analogies (Class II); Animal Effigy Analogies (Class IIIA); Human Effigy Analogies (Class IIIB); Geometrics Analogies (Class IV); Specific Tribal Associations with Specific Monument Types; Comparisons with Other Symbolic Systems. 6. Cinclusions: Consideration of the Initial Propositions; Discussion and Conclusion. Very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 50.00


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