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A Companion to Rock Art

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 22.06.2012
  • Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Rock Art

This unique guide provides an artistic and archaeological journey deep into human history, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic forms of rock art produced by the earliest humans to contemporary peoples around the world. Summarizes the diversity of views on ancient rock art from leading international scholars
Includes new discoveries and research, illustrated with over 160 images (including 30 color plates) from major rock art sites around the world
Examines key work of noted authorities (e.g. Lewis-Williams, Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and outlines new directions for rock art research
Is broadly international in scope, identifying rock art from North and South America, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe
Represents new approaches in the archaeological study of rock art, exploring issues that include gender, shamanism, landscape, identity, indigeneity, heritage and tourism, as well as technological and methodological advances in rock art analyses
Jo McDonald 's career has combined cultural heritage management and rock art research. She is currently Chair and Director of the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management at the University of Western Australia. Her major research focus, funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, is comparing rock art of the Australian and North American arid zones. She is past-President of the Australian Archaeological Association and of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. Peter Veth 's career has focused on the archaeology of Australia and Island Southeast Asia; and on global desert peoples and art in archaeological context. Peter is currently Chair in Archaeology at the University of Western Australia, an Adjunct Chair at the Australian National University, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Beginning with Islands in the Interior , he has published twelve volumes on the archaeology, art, early contact history, and native title of Australia and Island Southeast Asia. Peter has coauthored Plans of Management, National Heritage Listing reports and Outstanding Universal Values reports for art provinces in Australia.


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    Erscheinungsdatum: 22.06.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118253922
    Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Rock Art

List of Figures
Figure 1.1 "Stand Up for the Burrup": roll call at the SAA Conference 2011 Figure 2.1 A Tukano shaman's drawing of a yajé vision Figure 2.2 San rock painting of an elongated shaman Figure 2.3 A San trance, or curing, dance Figure 3.1 The Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas and northern Mexico Figure 3.2 White Shaman Shelter: an antlered anthropomorph Figure 3.3 Cedar Springs: a small red deer Figure 3.4 Panther Cave: impaled deer and impaled dots Figure 3.5 Black Cave: a large anthropomorphic figure Figure 3.6 Huichol yarn painting by Chavelo Gonzalez Figure 4.1 African and east Mediterranean sites Figure 4.2 Map of sites in the east and west Mediterranean regions Figure 4.3 Continuing iconicity through the sequence at Parpalló; Figure 5.1 Group VIII at New Zalavruga rock art site on the River Vyg, Russia Figure 5.2 A panel from Preminghana petroglyph site, northwest Tasmania Figure 5.3 A panel inside a lava tube cave at Kalaoa (Hawaii Island) Figure 5.4 Selected cave paintings, Chasm Island (Burrabarra), northern Australia Figure 5.5 Cygnet Repu of Mabuyag Island, Torres Strait, painting a kaigas Figure 6.1 Arrangement of aggregation signals around a range system, based on Jilakurru Figure 7.1 Tibes: aerial view, site plan, and petroglyphs Figure 7.2 Caguana: Plaza A west side, site plan, and petroglyph sequence Figure 7.3 Viví: site plan and Central Mountains Figure 7.4 Jácana: site plan, north wall, and petroglyph comparisons with Caguana Figure 7.5 Petroglyph sequence at Jácana by wall location Figure 7.6 Viví petroglyph sequence, Enclosure A Figure 8.1 Key megalithic art sites of Europe Figure 8.2 Shee-Twohig's motif classification Figure 8.3 The two decorated faces and upper ridge of the Pattern Stone Figure 8.4 The merging of two styles at Nether Largie North in the Kilmartin Valley Figure 9.1 Early Hunting tradition scene Figure 9.2 Non-metric multidimensional scaling and discriminant analysis Figure 9.3 Animals and pecked hand from the Legend Rock outline pecked animal tradition /t

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