While they are special, the snowmen of the NT are not unique. They are simply another example of a human need to reinvent the world in our own image.The urge to humanise inanimate objects is a global phenomenon – through both time and space. For thousands of years, humans have had a penchant for making animals and things look like people. This is most clearly shown in a style of rock art known as therianthropes, which depicts beings that have both human and animal characteristics. It also manifests in depictions of mermaids, centaurs and other mythical creatures.
|Specialist publication||The Conversation|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Nov 2019|