Palaeoperformance is a pioneering work which examines the emergence of theatricality at the birth of human societies. In the Upper Paleolithic period, over 30,000 years ago, archaeological and art historical evidence reveals the very beginnings of dramatic performance as social practice and even the institutionalization of theatricality.
About the Author
Yann-Pierre Montelle is a behavioral archaeologist specializing in the human use of caves in Prehistory. He has conducted international fieldwork and research in Australia, France and New Zealand, and published on a variety of topics related to rock art. He lectures on human evolution at Canterbury University, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Foreword, by Steven J. Waller
The Upper Palaeolithic Society
Humanizing Space: Archaeological Evidence
Conclusion: Institutionalization of Theatricality