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Author: J David Lewis-Williams
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2013.
Series: Ohio short histories of Africa.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years up until the nineteenth century. There are possibly just as many still awaiting discovery. Taking as his starting point the magnificent Linton panel in the Iziko-South African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013001099
(OCoLC)822024973
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J David Lewis-Williams
ISBN: 0821444581 9780821444580
OCLC Number: 828494602
Notes: "First published by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd in 2011. First published in North America in 2013 by Ohio University Press."--Title page verso.
Online version lacks index (EBL platform, viewed May 6, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource (157 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: An ancient tradition in today's South Africa --
Conflicting perspectives and traditions --
Keys to the past --
Threads of light --
The mind in the brain --
Capturing the rain --
Making an image.
Series Title: Ohio short histories of Africa.
Responsibility: J.D. Lewis-Williams.

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San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites,  Read more...

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