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A companion to rock art

Author: Jo McDonald; Peter Marius Veth
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology.
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"This unique guide provides an artistic and archaeological journey deep into human history, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic forms of rock art produced by the earliest humans to contemporary peoples around the world. Summarizes the diversity of views on ancient rock art from leading international scholars Includes new discoveries and research, illustrated with over 160 images (including 30 color plates)
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Companion to rock art.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2012015860
(OCoLC)746837401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jo McDonald; Peter Marius Veth
ISBN: 9781118253922 1118253922 9781118253908 1118253906 9781118253915 1118253914 9781118253892 1118253892 6613956759 9786613956750 1283644258 9781283644259 9781444334241 1444334247 9781118253878 1118253876
OCLC Number: 790273145
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 680 pages).
Contents: ""A Companion to Rock Art""; ""List of Plates""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""Notes on Contributors""; ""Foreword: Redefining the Mainstream with Rock Art""; ""CHAPTER 1: Research Issues and New Directions: One Decade into the New Millennium""; ""PART I: Explanatory Frameworks: New Insights""; ""CHAPTER 2: Rock Art and Shamanism""; ""CHAPTER 3: Pictographs, Patterns, and Peyote in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas""; ""CHAPTER 4: Variation in Early Paintings and Engravings""; ""PART II: Inscribed Landscapes""; ""CHAPTER 5: Rock Art and Seascapes"" ""CHAPTER 6: The Social Dynamics of Aggregation and Dispersal in the Western Desert""""CHAPTER 7: Rock Art and Transformed Landscapes in Puerto Rico""; ""PART III: Rock Art at the Regional Level""; ""CHAPTER 8: Megalithic Rock Art of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Seaboard Europe""; ""CHAPTER 9: North American�Siberian Connections: Regional Rock Art Patterning Using Multivariate Statistics""; ""CHAPTER 10: Southern Melanesian Rock Art: The New Caledonian Case""; ""CHAPTER 11: Rock Art Research in India: Historical Approaches and Recent Theoretical Directions"" ""PART IV: Engendered Approaches""""CHAPTER 12: Engendering Rock Art""; ""CHAPTER 13: Pictures of Women: The Social Context of Australian Rock Art Production""; ""CHAPTER 14: Engendering North European Rock Art: Bodies and Cosmologies in Stone and Bronze Age Imagery""; ""PART V: Form, Style, and Aesthetics in Rock Art""; ""CHAPTER 15: Understanding Pleistocene Rock Art: An Hermeneutics of Meaning""; ""CHAPTER 16: Rock “Art� and Art: Why Aesthetics Should Matter""; ""CHAPTER 17: Recursive and Iterative Processes in Australian Rock Art: An Anthropological Perspective"" ""CHAPTER 18: A Theoretical Approach to Style in Levantine Rock Art""""PART VI: Contextualizing Rock Art""; ""CHAPTER 19: Rock Art in Situ: Context and Content as Keys to Meaning""; ""CHAPTER 20: Symbolic Discontinuities: Rock Art and Social Changes across Time and Space""; ""CHAPTER 21: Parietal Art and Archaeological Context: Activities of the Magdalenians in the Cave of Tuc d�Audoubert, France""; ""CHAPTER 22: Rock Art, Inherited Landscapes, and Human Populations in Southern Patagonia""; ""PART VII: The Mediating Role of Rock Art"" ""CHAPTER 23: When Worlds Collide Quietly: Rock Art and the Mediation of Distance""""CHAPTER 24: Picturing Change and Changing Pictures: Contact Period Rock Art of Australia""; ""PART VIII: Rock Art, Identity, and Indigeneity""; ""CHAPTER 25: Rock Art, Identity, and Indigeneity""; ""CHAPTER 26: Shamanism in Indigenous Context: Understanding Siberian Rock Art""; ""CHAPTER 27: Rock Art, Aboriginal Culture, and Identity: The Wanjina Paintings of Northwest Australia""; ""PART IX: Rock Art Management and Interpretation""; ""CHAPTER 28: Rock Art and the UNESCO World Heritage List""
Series Title: Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Jo McDonald and Peter Veth.

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