Décorations et représentations symboliques sur les mégalithes du Sénégal et de Gambie

Abstract : The megaliths of Senegal and Gambia testify of a master's degree in the sculpture of stones. Monoliths standing within the facade of circular monuments or those raised east of the latter, express a large variety of forms among which each makes sense. Such are the V stones, unique to the African continent. Our recent researches allow us to reconsider the organization of these various elements within the architectural device. Fi- nally, we will discuss engravings discovered at the base of V stones or at the top of various monoliths. If the firsts can be considered as motives with symbolical values, the seconds could merely provide functional interpretations.
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Luc Laporte, Adrien Delvoye, Hamady Bocoum, Jean-Paul Cros, Selim Djouad, et al.. Décorations et représentations symboliques sur les mégalithes du Sénégal et de Gambie. Arqueología y prehistoria del interior peninsular , Madrid : Área de Prehistoria (Universidad de Alcala de Henares), 2015, Homenaje a Rodrigo de Balbín Behrmann, 3 Extra, pp.334-356. ⟨hal-02135416⟩

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