Re: Photo recognition

Thomas Love (tlove@CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU)
Wed, 26 Jul 1995 12:48:03 -0700

Representations of specific individuals also appear in Maya stonework
(but not murals?) and I was told in the famous moai/big stone heads of
Easter Island. Both chiefdom+. No specific representations until
stratification and political centralization? Fascinating.

Tom Love 45N, 123W
Dept. Soc/Anth
Linfield College
McMinnville, OR 97128

On Tue, 25 Jul 1995, Richard Spear wrote:

> Curiouser and curiouser ... I would think that groups already
> producing lifelike images would be able to recognise a likeness if
> shown one ... the Benin of West Africa at the turn of the century or
> the Moche of eighth century Peru, for example. Realistic depictions
> may be limited to groups identified as chiefdoms or (nascent)
> states. This puts an interesting evolutionary spin on this topic. All
> speculative, of course ...
> Richard