Rock Art Studies

The Post-stylistic Era, Or, Where Do We Go from Here? : Papers Presented in Symposium A of the 2nd AURA Congress, Cairns 1992
Author: Michel Lorblanchet,Paul G. Bahn
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9780946897636
Category: History
Page: 215
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This book contains the proceedings of the 1992 AURA (Australian Rock Art Research Association) Congress.

Rock Art Studies - News of the World Volume 3


Author: Natalie R. Franklin,Matthias Strecker
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 178297590X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This is the third in the five-yearly series of surveys of what is happening in rock art studies around the world. As always, the texts reflect something of the great differences in approach and emphasis that exist in different regions. The volume presents examples from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the New World. During the period in question, 1999 to 2004, there have been few major events, although in the field of Pleistocene art many new discoveries have been made, and a new country added to the select list of those with Ice Age cave art. Some regions such as North Africa and the former USSR have seen a tremendous amount of activity, focusing not only on recording but also on chronology, and the conservation of sites. With the global increase of tourism, the management of rock art sites that are accessible to the public is a theme of ever-growing importance.

Termites of the Gods

San Cosmology In Southern African Rock Art
Author: Siyakha Mguni
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1868147770
Category: History
Page: 232
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In Termites of the Gods, Siyakha Mguni narrates his personal journey, over many years, to discover the significance of a hitherto enigmatic theme in San rock paintings known as ?formlings?. Formlings are a painting category found across the southern African region, including South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, with its densest concentration in the Matopo Hills, Zimbabwe. Generations of archaeologists and anthropologists have wrestled with the meaning of this painting theme in San cosmology without reaching consensus or a plausible explanation. Drawing on San ethnography published over the past 150 years, Mguni argues that formlings are, in fact, representations of flying termites and their underground nests, and are associated with botantical subjects and a range of larger animals considered by the San to have great power and spiritual significance. This book fills a gap in rock art studies around the interpretation and meaning of formlings. It offers an innovative methodological approach for understanding subject matter in San rock art that is not easily recognisable, and will be an invaluable reference book to students and scholars in rock art studies and archaeology.

Archaeology in Practice

A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses
Author: Jane Balme,Alistair Paterson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148861
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses offers students in archaeology laboratory courses a detailed and invaluable how-to manual of archaeological methods and provides insight into the breadth of modern archaeology. Written by specialists of material analyses, whose expertise represents a broad geographic range Includes numerous examples of applications of archaeological techniques Organized by material types, such as animal bones, ceramics, stone artifacts, and documentary sources, or by themes, such as dating, ethics, and report writing Written accessibly and amply referenced to provide readers with a guide to further resources on techniques and their applications Enlivened by a range of boxed case studies throughout the main text

Handbook of Material Culture


Author: Chris Tilley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900393
Category: Social Science
Page: 556
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The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains, and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of "things." This cutting-edge work examines the current state of material culture as well as how this field of study may be extended and developed in the future.

Archaeology in Oceania


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
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Images Carved in Stones and Settlement Patterns Archaeology in Hatiheu Valley, Nuku Hiva, the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia


Author: Sidsel Norgaard Millerstrom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 898
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Records of the Western Australian Museum


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
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Managing archaeological data

essays in honor of Sylvia W. Gaines
Author: Jeffrey L. Hantman
Publisher: Arizona State Univ Anthropological
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 201
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Dating and the Earliest Known Rock Art

Papers Presented in Symposia 1-3 of the SIARB Congress, Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 1997
Author: Matthias Strecker,Paul G. Bahn
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 95
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While significant advances have been made in direct dating French and Spanish rock art, direct dates obtained by AMS for the New World are extremely scarce and existing stylistic chronologies cannot be trusted. These papers from the International Rock Art Congress held in Bolivia in 1997 focus in the dating problem. They also reflect discussion of the earliest art in the light of recent research and as seen from a world palaeo-art perspective.

The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Yorkshire (England)
Page: N.A
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A review of history, antiquities and topography in the county.

Rock Art Research

The Journal of the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA)
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Prehistoric
Page: N.A
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ARCHAEOLOGIES OF ART

TIME, PLACE, AND IDENTITY
Author: Inés Domingo Sanz,Dánae Fiore,Sally K May
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 279
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This international volume draws together key research that examines visual arts of the past and contemporary indigenous societies. Placing each art style in its temporal and geographic context, the contributors show how depictions represent social mechanisms of identity construction, and how stylistic differences in product and process serve to reinforce cultural identity. Examples stretch from the Paleolithic to contemporary world and include rock art, body art, and portable arts. Ethnographic studies of contemporary art production and use, such as among contemporary Aboriginal groups, are included to help illuminate artistic practices and meanings in the past. The volume reflects the diversity of approaches used by archaeologists to incorporate visual arts into their analysis of past cultures and should be of great value to archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress.

Rock art as social representation

papers from a session held at the European Association of Archaeologists Fourth Annual Meeting in Göteborg 1998
Author: European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting,Joakim Goldhahn
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 141
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Derived from a session at the European Association of Archaeologists 4th annual meeting at Gothenburg in 1998. These eight papers address the various and varied theoretical perspectives on social representation in rock art. Existing theories are challenged and new ideas presented in this study of contemporary rock art research.

The Rock Art of Arizona

Art for Life's Sake
Author: Ekkehart Malotki
Publisher: Kiva Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 194
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Australian Aboriginal Studies

Journal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Page: N.A
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Rock paintings


Author: David Ambrose
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 114
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The First Artists: In Search of the World's Oldest Art


Author: Paul Bahn,Michel Lorblanchet
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773920
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art delve hundreds of thousands of years into the human past to discover the earliest works of art ever made, drawing on decades of new research Where is the world’s very first art located? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms, and colors? Prehistorians have long been asking these questions, but only recently have they been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art. Overturning the traditional Eurocentric vision of our artistic origins, Paul Bahn and Michel Lorblanchet seek out the earliest art across the whole world. There are clues that even three million years ago distant human ancestors were drawn to natural curiosities that appeared representational, such as the face-like “Makapansgat cobble" from South Africa, not carved but naturally weathered to resemble a human face. In the last hundred thousand years people all over the world began to create art: the oldest known paint palettes in South Africa’s Blombos Cave, the famous Venus figures across Europe all the way to Siberia, and magnificent murals on cave walls in every continent except Antarctica. This book is the first to assess the discovery, history, and significance of these varied forms of art: the artistic impulse developed in the human mind wherever it traveled.

Antiquity


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
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Includes section "Reviews."

Theoretical Perspectives in Rock Art Research

ACRA: the Alta Conference on Rock Art
Author: Knut Helskog
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Petroglyphs
Page: 330
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