Hands Stenciling: Men & Women as Healing Process?

Author(s): Jean-Michel Chazine

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Culturing the Body: Prehistoric Perspectives on Identity and Sociality" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The checking of thousands of hands stencils from Borneo's caves and rockshelters, followed by the application of Manning's formula measuring at least the 2D/4D ratio, inasmuch as other world data from Africa and South America, witnessing the men and women presence, have led to the hypothesis of an healing process representation. Discussion concerning Manning's ratio and functionnal goals of hand stenciling will be therefore open.

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Hands Stenciling: Men & Women as Healing Process?. Jean-Michel Chazine. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450833)

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Abstract Id(s): 24525