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Introduction to rock art research

Author: David S Whitley
Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Includes information on Africa, California, ethnography, geometric motifs, neuropsychology, origins of art, paleolithic art, religion, ritual, shamanism, symbolism, totemic rock art, trance, vandalism, weathering, etc.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David S Whitley
ISBN: 9781598746105 1598746103 1598746111 9781598746112
OCLC Number: 649803849
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Rock art fieldwork --
Classification --
Rock art dating --
Scientific method and rock art analysis --
Symbolic and ethnographic interpretation --
Formal models and shamanistic rock art --
Other formal approaches --
Management and conservation --
Archaeology, anthropology, and rock art --
Appendix: rock art recording forms --
Glossary.
Responsibility: David S. Whitley.

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