By Jo McDonald, Peter Veth

ISBN-10: 1444334247

ISBN-13: 9781444334241

This targeted consultant presents an inventive and archaeological trip deep into human heritage, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic varieties of rock paintings produced through the earliest people to modern peoples round the world.
-Summarizes the variety of perspectives on historic rock paintings from major foreign scholars
-Includes new discoveries and study, illustrated with over one hundred 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 commonly foreign in scope, determining rock paintings from North and South the USA, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe
-Represents new ways within the archaeological examine of rock artwork, exploring concerns that come with gender, shamanism, panorama, id, indigeneity, history and tourism, in addition to technological and methodological advances in rock artwork analyses

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As we now profile some of the key research themes to emerge from this edited volume, it is clear that many of the authors could have been asked to produce their chapters in more than one of the selected research themes. This is further demonstration of the more evolved approaches that many rock art researchers are applying to their studies. Phenomenology Phenomenology involves exploring the ways in which rock art was perceived, produced, positioned, and added to through time. It explores the original intention of rock art’s production (without presuming to know the intention of the artist), and considers the impact it might have had on observers as they witnessed its production or engaged with it more broadly by experiencing sites and their landscape settings.

If one were to summarize all the ways in which research involving a consideration of rock art has enriched not only our understandings of the human past but also our disciplinary enterprise – from methods to ethics – we should not be surprised at its depth, breadth, and diversity. Just what the co-editors intended and, thus, have accomplished. Read on! , 2005 Edgework: Critical Essays on Knowledge and Politics. Princeton: Princeton University. , 2001 Desire and Body Maps: All the Women are Pregnant, All the Men are Virile, But .

This approach provides a powerful stimulus for scoping the scale and nature of these individual and group actions, especially where the expression may circulate through different media, such as portable objects, beads, or bodily ornamentation. Context (is everything) The definition of regional art bodies and style provinces based on trait analysis and the contextualization of these in a broader archaeological context continues to be an important, although clearly not new, research agenda. Linea Sundstrom (Chapter 19) focuses explicitly on contextual analysis at a variety of scales (landscape setting, RESEARCH ISSUES AND NEW DIRECTIONS 9 geographic range, and environmental correlates), sources (historically related cultural practices, sacred stories, and beliefs), and diachronic control.

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