PALEOLITHIC ART MAGAZINE
COMMEMORATION OF THE DIED PERSONS OF THE PREHISTORY
JULY, 11, 2002
For the third consecutive year the Museum of the Origins of the Man, in synergy with Paleolithic Art Magazine proposes
A GATHERING MINUTE
in memory of the prehistoric man, object of our studies, to be hold, if possible, in the museums where are conserved their poor skeletal rests , that have been transferred from their sacred interments in the ground to the sterile display windows of exhibition.
In the announcement of this year we want to add an other reflection.
Considered from the zoologic point of view, the man is a mammal of the order of the Primates and of the family of the Hominids.
Currently in paleoanthropology and palethnology (that, as known, only takes care of the material culture), is coming into effect a discrimination between the men of the lower Paleolithic, defined Hominids, and the men of the successive ages, who are defined MEN. In consideration of the fact that in the lower Paleolithic (dated conventionally from 2.500.000 to 200.000 years, that is for a period of 2.300.000 years, corresponding to 92% of life of the humanity), the man manufactured tools, homes, art through the sculpture, and therefore a sculpture for cult rituals, that is for the religion, which implies the spirituality, WE THINK that the definition Hominids OPPOSED TO MEN IS WRONG AND DENIGRATING.
In the prehistory the definition would have to be one, that is all MEN.
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