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The archaeology of portable art : Southeast Asian, Pacific, and Australian perspectives

Author: Michelle C LangleyMirani LitsterSally K MayDuncan Wright, (Archaeologist)Sue O'ConnorAll authors
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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The development of complex cultural behaviour in our own species is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language and art only developed after some of our ancestors reached Europe around 40,000 years ago. Archaeological discoveries in Africa now show that modern humans were practicing symbolic behaviours prior to their dispersal from  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Archaeology of portable art.
New York : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2018004659
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle C Langley; Mirani Litster; Sally K May; Duncan Wright, (Archaeologist); Sue O'Connor; Katherine Szabó; Kim Akerman
ISBN: 9781138237766 1138237760
OCLC Number: 1022076198
Description: xxi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Southeast Asia --
Pacific --
Australia.
Responsibility: edited by Michelle C. Langley, Mirani Litster, Duncan Wright and Sally K. May.

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The development of complex cultural behaviour in our own species is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language and art only developed after some of our ancestors reached Europe around 40,000 years ago. Archaeological discoveries in Africa now show that modern humans were practicing symbolic behaviours prior to their dispersal from that continent, and more recent discoveries in Indonesia and Australia are once again challenging ideas about human cultural development. Despite these significant discoveries and exciting potentials, there is a curious absence of published information about Asia-Pacific region, and consequently, global narratives of our most celebrated cognitive accomplishment - art - has consistently underrepresented the contribution of Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. This volume provides the first outline of what this region has to offer to the world of art in archaeology. Readers undertaking tertiary archaeology courses interested in the art of the Asia-Pacific region or human behavioural evolution, along with anyone who is fascinated by the development of our modern ability to decorate ourselves and our world, should find this book a good addition to their library.

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