PALEOLITHIC ART MAGAZINE
COMMEMORATION OF THE DEAD PEOPLE OF THE PREHISTORY
JULY, 11, 2002
For the third consecutive year the Museum of the Origins of Man, in synergy with Paleolithic Art Magazine proposes
A MINUTE OF MEDITATION
in memory of the prehistoric man, object of our studies, to be realized, possibly, in the museums where the poor skeletal remains are held, removed from their sacred burials in the earth to the sterile showcases of the Museums for exhibition.
In this year's announcement, we want to add another thought.
Considered from the zoologic point of view, man is a mammal of the order of the Primates and of the family of the Hominids.
Currently in paleoanthropology and in palethnology (which, as known, deals only with material culture), a discrimination is being made between the men of the lower Paleolithic, who are defined HOMINIDS, and the men of the successive ages, which are defined MEN. n consideration of the fact that in the lower Paleolithic (conventionally dated from 2,500,000 to 200,000 years, that is for a period of 2,300,000 years, equivalent to 92% of the life of the humanity), the man made tools, houses, art through the sculpture, and therefore a sculpture for rituals of cult, i. e. for the religion, that implies the spirituality, WE BELIEVE that the definition HOMINOIDS VS HUMANS IS WRONG AND DENIGRANT.
In the prehistory the definition should be only one, i.e. all MEN.
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