Menschen in Stein gemeisselt

by Res Eichenberger Design

6,000 years ago, people in Europe started erecting large stone sculptures. These sculptures were in the shape of women and men with faces and arms, hairstyles and even tattoos. They also carried or wore highly desirable items such as weapons, jewellery or clothing that depicted the innovations of their time. But the stelae were also symbols of power and status, and were used for ancestor worship and rituals.

The book authored by the Swiss National Museum and published by Christoph Merian Verlag presents stelae from a number of European countries and offers a unique insight into the world of people in the Neolithic period.

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