PALEOLITHIC ARCHITECTURE


PALEOLITHIC ARCHITECTURE

Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts. . 2008.

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  • Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon — Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon * UNESCO World Heritage Site …   Wikipedia

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  • art and architecture, Anatolian — Introduction       the art and architecture of ancient Anatolian civilizations.       Anatolia is the name that is currently applied to the whole Asian territory of modern Turkey. Its western half is a broad peninsula connecting the continent of… …   Universalium

  • MESOAMERICAN ARCHITECTURE —    Mesoamerican architecture refers to the structures of the various cultures that existed in modern day Mexico and parts of Central America, including Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and parts of Nicaragua. After the arrival of Hernán Cortés in… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ARCHITECTURE —    The various cultures of the Ancient Near East were extremely important in the development of architecture and the civic aspects of urban space. From the Sumerians, who developed the pyramidal religious structure called the ziggurat, to the… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …   Universalium

  • Stone Age — the period in the history of humankind, preceding the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, and marked by the use of stone implements and weapons: subdivided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods. [1860 65] * * * First known period of… …   Universalium

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium