Wolfgang Wildgen The evolution of vestimentary signs. Contribution to the conference: Semiotic Evolution and the Dynamics of Culture, Groningen, 13.-15. January 2010. Introduction: The first origins.
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Contribution to the conference: Semiotic Evolution and the Dynamics of Culture, Groningen, 13.-15. January 2010
Figure 2 Venus of Willendorf/Vienna
Perforated shells from Üçağızlı I cave, 30.000BP, Turkey and beads from the Jordan valley 11.000-10.000 BP
Lion-man (Stadlhöhle, Hohenstein 30.000 BP)
Levallois technique of stone artifacts and bone needles
The full repertoire of Alpine clothing is shown for the bronze-age “ice-man” found on the frontier of Austria and Italy. He was perfectly equipped for long range excursion in an alpine context.
Possible Neanderthal clothing and reconstruction of the ice man “Ötzi”, who lived some 5300 y ago
Degrees of embodiment of signs/signals and the putative position of vestimentary signs
Clothes bear a double reference:
Fashion show in Paris and a classical model of luxury