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    • Israel A Cohen
    • 29.11.10 | 15:19 (IST)

    I learned about anthropomorphic maps from the linguist Dan Moonhawk Alford (deceased) and the anthropologist Stan Knowlton. They described the maps of Napi, the creator of the Blackfoot Indians (aka The Old Man) and his wife (The Old Woman) in Alberta, Canada. You can see a sketch of Napi and his wife at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BPMaps/ Anthropormorphic maps are generated by configuring the body of a god or goddess over the area to be mapped. The name of each part of that body becomes the name of the area located under that part. This produces a scale 1:1 map-without-paper on which each name indicates its approximate location and direction with respect to all other names that are derived in this manner on the same map. I have found similar Phoenician maps in Asia minor and north Africa. http://www.afji.com/forums/showthread.php?p=38384343 ciao, Israel "izzy" Cohen cohen.izzy@gmail.com

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    First published 03:35 29.11.10 | Last updated 03:35 29.11.10
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