University of Atlantia

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

Olivier de Bayonne

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 707
Time 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 30/∞ Room Biology
Course Category Arts & Sciences

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:
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