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L'art pariétal des tombes à couloir néolithiques autour de la Mer d'Irlande : iconographie et organisation spatiale

Abstract : The parietal art of the Neolithic passage tombs distributed around the Irish Sea is composed
exclusively of geometrical signs generally considered as abstract and not structured designs. A spatial
analysis reveals on the contrary a real organisation of the signs. is analysis, carried out on more than
630 carved stones, shows that a great number of recurrences occur in the association of the signs, their
layout on the stones and their location in the complex architecture of the tombs. It is thus possible to
define a « syntax » ruling the arrangement of the signs on various scales of the space. In addition, this
syntax allows to find the original position of reused carved stones whose carvings, in a secondary
position, are « disorganised ». Lastly, a study of the organisation of the architectural elements and grave
deposits shows that they form, together with parietal art, a single symbolical model of spatial representation.
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Guillaume Robin. L'art pariétal des tombes à couloir néolithiques autour de la Mer d'Irlande : iconographie et organisation spatiale. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université de Nantes, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00360165⟩

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