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The archaeology of rock-art / edited by Christopher Chippindale and Paul S.C. Taçon.

The archaeology of rock-art / edited by Christopher Chippindale and Paul S.C. Taçon.
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ISBN 0521572568 (hbk.)
0521576199 (pbk.)
Title The archaeology of rock-art / edited by Christopher Chippindale and Paul S.C. Taçon.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Description xviii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents An archaeology of rock-art through informed methods and formal methods -- Finding rain in the desert: landscape, gender and far western North American rock-art -- Towards a mindscape of landscape: rock-art as expression of world-understanding -- Icon and narrative in transition: contact-period rock-art at Writing-On-Stone, southern Alberta, Canada -- Rain in Bushman belief, politics and history: the rock-art of rain-making in the south-eastern mountains, southern Africa -- The many ways of dating Arnheim Land rock-art, north Australia -- The 'Three Cs': fresh avenues towards European Palaeolithic art -- Daggers drawn: depictions of Bronza Age weapons in Atlantic Europe -- Symbols in a changing world: rock-art and the transition from hunting to farming in mid Norway -- Pacific rock-art and cultural genesis: a multivariate exploration -- Spatial behavior and learning in the prehistoric environment of the Colorado River drainage (south-eastern Utah), western North America -- The tale of the chameleon and the platypus: limited and likely choices in making pictures -- Pictographic evidence of peyotism in the Lower Pecos, Texas Archaic -- Modelling change in the contact art of south-eastern San, southern Africa -- Ethnography and method in southern African rock-art research -- Changing art in a changing society: the hunters' rock-art of western Norway -- Central Asian petroglyphs: between Indo-Iranian and shamanistic interpretation -- Shelter rock-art in the Sydney basin - a space-time continuum: exploring different influences on stylistic change -- Making sensse of obscure ppictures from our own history: exotic images from Callan Park, Australia.
Summary "Pictures, painted and carved in caves and on open rock surfaces, are amongst our loveliest relics from prehistory. This pioneering set of essays goes beyond guesses as to what the pictures mean, instead exploring how we can reliably learn from rock-art as a material record of distant times: in short, rock-art as archaeology." "Sometimes contact-period records offer some direct insight about indigenous meaning, so we can learn in that informed way. More often, we have no direct record, and instead have to use formal methods to learn from the evidence of the pictures themselves." "The book's nineteen chapters range wide in space and time, from the Palaeolithic of Europe to nineteenth-century Australia."--BOOK JACKET.
Subjects Australian aborigines -- Art
Art, Aboriginal Australian
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities
Aboriginal Australians -- Art
Rock paintings
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Chippindale, Christopher, 1951- (editor)
Tacon, Paul S. C. (Paul Stephen Charles), 1958 - (editor)
Related title Archaeology of rock art.
Call number 2016.311
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