University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Examining the Animal-Style Tattoos of the Scythian/Pazyryk Mummies

Instructor:
Olivier de Bayonne


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
707
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
30/∞
Room:
Biology
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
No track assigned
Description
In this class, we'll first learn a bit about the Pazyryk kurgan burials of the 4th-2nd c. BCE and how they are situated within the Scythian cultural milieu. Second, we'll look closely at the animal-style tattoos common across them to get a better sense of the most frequent elements and motifs that appear in Pazyryk tattoos. Third, we'll briefly compare this style with those of other ancient tattoo cultures that overlapped with the Pazyryk nomad culture either geographically, culturally, or stylistically. Finally, we'll take a look at extant tattooing equipment from similar burials. This class will not be recorded. Course handout available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oa76pbDaYd_iOZumx0WUSpKsR3MXy-f1GOM7Omd__Sk/edit?usp=sharing