The Deified Human Face Petroglyphs of Prehistoric China

The Deified Human Face Petroglyphs of Prehistoric China

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China's cultural heritage is so ancient, mysterious and multifarious as if it came together like several rivers. Where is the origin of this remarkable Eastern culture? The human face petroglyphs are one of the original resources of Chinese cultural heritage. The traditional Chinese concept of qHeaven and Man are one, q and the practice of ancestor veneration, both spring from concepts first embodied in the prehistoric human faces. This book offers the analyses of petroglyphic features, fabrication methods, and their spatial and temporal evolution. It also discussed how they influenced prehistoric pottery patterns, the development of the first Chinese writing system, the bronze vessel patterns of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, and the formation of ancient Chinese mythology and religious practices. Published by SCPG Publishing Corporation and distributed by World Scientific for all markets except China Contents: PrefaceRange of Distribution and Geological CharacteristicsAppearance and TypesFabrication Methods and SymbolsMajor SitesAge of Petroglyphs and Identity of Their CreatorsOrigin, Transmission and Transformation of the SymbolsCharacteristics and FunctionChinese Cultural Significance and ImplicationsWhere Did It Go?PostscriptSourcesIndex Readership: Researchers, general readers interested in the origin of Chinese culture. Keywords:Human Face;Petrolyphs;Three Major Belts of Distribution;Chinese-Style Religious CultureKey Features:Describes the discovery of three major regions of distribution of human face petroglyphsIn a more succinct, plain languageMaterial Human face jade pendant Jade Bone Number Name Coarse brown pottery Soapstone Brownstone Xinkailiu Site, pottery Description 5 Combination of human faces and fish patterns. The crowns show several little triangular rays.

Title:The Deified Human Face Petroglyphs of Prehistoric China
Author: Yaoliang Song
Publisher:World Scientific - 2015-05-01

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