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A companion to rock art

Author: Jo McDonald; Peter Marius Veth
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Blackwell companions to anthropology, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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"--
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jo McDonald; Peter Marius Veth
ISBN: 9781444334241 1444334247
OCLC Number: 746837401
Description: xxxiv, 680 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Research issues and new directions : one decade into the new millennium / Jo McDonald and Peter Veth --
Rock art and shamanism / J. David Lewis-Williams --
Pictographs, patterns, and peyote in the lower Pecos canyonlands of Texas / Carolyn E. Boyd --
Variation in early paintings and engravings / Iain Davidson --
Rock art and seascapes / Ian J. McNiven and Liam M. Brady --
The social dynamics of aggregation and dispersal in the Western Desert / Jo McDonald and Peter Veth --
Rock art and transformed landscapes in Puerto Rico / Michele H. Hayward and Michael A. Cinquino --
Megalithic rock art of the Mediterranean and Atlantic seaboard Europe / George Nash --
North American-Siberian connections : regional rock art patterning using multivariate statistics / Alice Tratebas --
Southern Melanesian rock art : the New Caledonian case / Christophe Sand --
Rock art research in India : historical approaches and recent theoretical directions / James Blinkhorn [and others] --
Engendering rock art / Kelley Hays-Gilpin --
Pictures of women : the social context of Australian rock art production / Jo McDonald --
Engendering North European rock art : bodies and cosmologies in Stone and Bronze Age imagery / Joakim Goldhahn and Ingrid Fuglestvedt --
Understanding Pleistocene rock art : an hermeneutics of meaning / Oscar Moro Abadía and Manuel R. González Morales --
Rock "art" and art : why aesthetics should matter / Thomas Heyd --
Recursive and iterative processes in Australian rock art : an anthropological perspective / Howard Morphy --
A theoretical approach to style in Levantine rock art / Inés Domingo Sanz --
Rock art in situ : context and content as keys to meaning / Linea Sundstrom --
Symbolic discontinuities : rock art and social changes across time and space / Maria Isabel Hernández Llosas --
Parietal art and archaeological context : activities of the Magdalenians in the cave of Tuc d'Audoubert, France / Robert Bégouën, Carole Fritz, and Gilles Tosello --
Rock art, inherited landscapes, and human populations in southern Patagonia / Judith Charlin and Luis A. Borrero --
When worlds collide quietly : rock art and the mediation of distance / Ursula K. Frederick --
Picturing change and changing pictures : contact period rock art of Australia / Paul S.C. Taçon [and others] --
Rock art, identity, and indigeneity / Robert Layton --
Shamanism in indigenous context : understanding Siberian rock art / Andrzej Rozwadowski --
Rock art, Aboriginal culture, and identity : the Wanjina paintings of northwest Australia / Valda Blundell and Donny Woolagoodja --
Rock art and the UNESCO World Heritage list / Nuria Sanz --
Safeguarding a fragile legacy : managing uKhahlamba-Drakensberg rock art / Aron Mazel --
Managing rock art sites / Valerie Magar --
From discovery to commoditization : rock art management in remote Australia / Peter Veth --
Radiocarbon dating of rock paintings : incorporating pictographs into the archaeological record / Karen L. Steelman and Marvin W. Rowe --
Twelve years of research in Chauvet Cave : methodology and main results / Jean Clottes and Jean-Michel Geneste --
In suspect terrain : dating rock engravings / David S. Whitley --
Digital enhancement of deteriorated and superimposed pigment art : methods and case studies / Liam M. Brady and Robert G. Gunn --
Robust and scientifically reliable rock art documentation from digital photographs / Mark Mudge [and others] --
Engaging a new digital citizenry / Michael Ashley and Cinzia Perlingieri.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to anthropology, 18.
Responsibility: edited by Jo McDonald and Peter Veth.
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