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Author: Yosef Garfinkel
ISBN: 029272845X
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Pages 346 pages
Publisher University of Texas Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2003)
Language English
Category: Photo and Art
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by Yosef Garfinkel


In this pathfinding book, Yosef Garfinkel analyzes depictions of dancing found on archaeological objects from the Near East . In this book I deal with a subject that has never been investigated before: dance at the beginning of agriculture.

In this pathfinding book, Yosef Garfinkel analyzes depictions of dancing found on archaeological objects from the Near East, southeastern Europe, and Egypt to offer the first comprehensive look at the role of dance in these Neolithic (7000-4000 BC) societies. In the first part of the book, Garfinkel examines the structure of dance, its functional roles in the community (with comparisons to dance in modern pre-state societies), and its cognitive, or symbolic, aspects.

In this pathfinding book, Yosef Garfinkel analyzes depictions of dancing found on archaeological objects from .

Dancing at the Dawn of Agriculture offers fresh insights into live in the Cradle of Civilisation, and will hopefully serve as great sustenance for future thought on this intriguing issue. Yosef Garfinkel is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In the concluding section of the book, Garfinkel presents and discusses the extensive archaeological data-some 400 depictions of dance-on which his study is based. Books related to Dancing at the Dawn of Agriculture. A History of Ancient Egypt.

Jane Peterson, Yosef Garfinkel. Published: 1 September 2004. in Near Eastern Archaeology. Near Eastern Archaeology, Volume 67, pp 177-178; doi:10. Keywords: Dawn of Agriculture, Dancing at the Dawn.

Dance at the Dawn of Agriculture. Austin: Texas University Press.

Garfinkel is the author of 12 books and over 100 articles on ancient architecture, farming, water sources, pottery, art, religion and dance. In 2007, he began conducting excavations at the fortified city of Khirbet Qeiyafa. This site is dated to the early 10th century BC, the period of the biblical King David. Dance at the Dawn of Agriculture.

As the nomadic hunters and gatherers of the ancient Near East turned to agriculture for their livelihood and settled into villages, religious ceremonies involving dancing became their primary means for bonding individuals into communities and households into villages. So important was dance that scenes of dancing are among the oldest and most persistent themes in Near Eastern prehistoric art, and these depictions of dance accompanied the spread of agriculture into surrounding regions of Europe and Africa.

In this pathfinding book, Yosef Garfinkel analyzes depictions of dancing found on archaeological objects from the Near East, southeastern Europe, and Egypt to offer the first comprehensive look at the role of dance in these Neolithic (7000-4000 BC) societies. In the first part of the book, Garfinkel examines the structure of dance, its functional roles in the community (with comparisons to dance in modern pre-state societies), and its cognitive, or symbolic, aspects. This analysis leads him to assert that scenes of dancing depict real community rituals linked to the agricultural cycle and that dance was essential for maintaining these calendrical rituals and passing them on to succeeding generations. In the concluding section of the book, Garfinkel presents and discusses the extensive archaeological data—some 400 depictions of dance—on which his study is based.