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Jahrestagung der Vereinigung der Landesdenkmalpfleger 2019

26. bis 29. Mai 2019

Unter dem Motto ›Nicht nur das Bauhaus – Moderne zwischen 1915 und 1935‹ treffen sich die Mitglieder der Vereinigung der Landesdenkmalpfleger im Zuge der Jahrestagung 2019 in Halle (Saale). Veranstaltet wird die Tagung, die sich aktuellen denkmalpflegerischen Themen widmet, in diesem Jahr vom Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt.

Weitere Informationen folgen im Frühjahr 2019.

Mesolithic Art - Abstraction, Decoration, Messages

International & Interdisciplinary Conference at the Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle (Saale)

19th till 21st September 2019

What do we know about Mesolithic art? In the Late Glacial and early Postglacial period the naturalistic figurative graphic depictions of animals flourishing in Ice Age Europe disappeared more or less completely. A new style – abstract and geometric – emerged, carried out using fine incisions as well as pricked and drilled dots. It is mostly found on tools, personal ornaments and other portable artefacts. In addition, rock-engravings and sculptured and painted objects are also preserved from the Mesolithic. The motifs and patterns are limited in number and often occur regionally and supra-regionally, possibly including symbols, information and communications.

The conference aims to investigate the new significant and distinctive style of the Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic hunter-fisher-gatherers. We will try to explore the possible reasons for its creation; its meaning, function and possible indications of the early origin of writing. Representations of the landscape seem to have been engraved, as well as pictorial messages from one human group to another.

The conference is addressed to archaeologists working on Mesolithic art but also to art historians, anthropologists, ethnologists and psychologists. You can download the conference programme.

Please use our registration form. Further information concerning the conference fee and the conference venue is available.

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