Memória da pedra talhada arte rupestre em Niquelândia-Go

by de Melo, Ludimilia Justino

Abstract (Summary)
The thesis is a study of the pré-historic pictorial art found at the archeological site of Abrigo Pedra Talhada, located in Niquelândia county Goiás State Brazil The art inventory under study was documented under the auspices of the Projeto de Salvamento Arqueológico da UHE Serra da Mesa conducted previously to the destruction of the site as a result of the construction of the Serra da Mesa dam in 1996 The thesis has a threefold goal First it gives an account of that pictorial art from the viewpoint of Archeology From this perspective the study presents a description the quantitative and qualitative analyses of such elements a comparison with other engraved art types is conducted which leads to conclusions about the general grouping of the inventory found in Niquelândia vis-à-vis other patterns found throughout the country Secondly the study provides an interpretation of the dada from the perspective of Art History From this viewpoint the analysis reinforces the hypothesis that pre-historic art constituted a (visual) linguistic code whose main purpose was the transmission of cultural knowledge Finally the analysis and fieldwork experience are used as the basis for the creation of a documentary about the pictorial art found at the site The documentary summarizes the research results conveying that information in everyday language as it is intended as a resource for classroom teachers The documentary?s goals are to provoke to the general public critical thinking on the importance of preserving archeological sites in general and in Brazil especially
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Rosa Maria Berardo; Maria Elizia Borges

School:Universidade Federal de Goiás

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:artes arte rupestre grafismo


Date of Publication:03/31/2005

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