A Companion to Rock Art by Jo McDonald, Peter Veth

By Jo McDonald, Peter Veth

This specified advisor offers a creative and archaeological trip deep into human background, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic sorts of rock paintings produced by way of the earliest people to modern peoples round the world.
-Summarizes the range of perspectives on historical rock paintings from major foreign scholars
-Includes new discoveries and learn, illustrated with over a hundred and sixty photographs (including 30 colour plates) from significant rock paintings websites round the world
-Examines key paintings of famous professionals (e.g. Lewis-Williams, Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and descriptions new instructions for rock artwork research
-Is greatly overseas in scope, settling on rock artwork from North and South the US, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe
-Represents new ways within the archaeological examine of rock paintings, exploring matters that come with gender, shamanism, panorama, id, indigeneity, historical past and tourism, in addition to technological and methodological advances in rock paintings analyses

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Cutting the skin was a symbolic killing of the drum. Collection of the Minusinsk Regional Studies Museum named after N. M. Martyanov, catalogue number 2182 (photo: A. Rozwadowski with permission of the Museum). Plate 21 Namarali at Karndirrim rock-shelter repainted by Donny Woolagoodja in April 2002 (photo: Sahyma Lachman; held by Donny Woolagoodja). Plate 22 Large painted panel at Game Pass Shelter 1, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site (scale in cm). Plate 23 Complex in-filled anthropomorphic figures, central Canning Stock Route, Australia (photo: Jo McDonald).

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Cutting the skin was a symbolic killing of the drum. Collection of the Minusinsk Regional Studies Museum named after N. M. Martyanov, catalogue number 2182 (photo: A. Rozwadowski with permission of the Museum). Plate 21 Namarali at Karndirrim rock-shelter repainted by Donny Woolagoodja in April 2002 (photo: Sahyma Lachman; held by Donny Woolagoodja). Plate 22 Large painted panel at Game Pass Shelter 1, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site (scale in cm). Plate 23 Complex in-filled anthropomorphic figures, central Canning Stock Route, Australia (photo: Jo McDonald).

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