By Jo McDonald, Peter Veth
This detailed consultant offers a creative and archaeological trip deep into human heritage, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic varieties of rock paintings produced through the earliest people to modern peoples round the world.
-Summarizes the variety of perspectives on old rock artwork from major foreign scholars
-Includes new discoveries and learn, illustrated with over a hundred and sixty pictures (including 30 colour plates) from significant rock artwork websites round the world
-Examines key paintings of famous specialists (e.g. Lewis-Williams, Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and descriptions new instructions for rock artwork research
-Is extensively foreign in scope, determining rock artwork from North and South the United States, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe
-Represents new techniques within the archaeological learn of rock paintings, exploring concerns that come with gender, shamanism, panorama, id, indigeneity, background and tourism, in addition to technological and methodological advances in rock artwork analyses
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Signiﬁcant departures in this volume include not only the explicit move toward archaeological mainstream analyses in many chapters, but also the collaborations that so many of these chapters represent. This is apparent in both the range and scope of many described case studies, and also in the number of co-authored chapters. Only half of the contributions to this volume are sole authored, compared to the volume edited by Chippindale and Taçon (1998, where only three of 16 chapters are co-authored) or that edited by Whitley (2011; where only two of 24 chapters are co-authored).
We were also interested in proﬁling how applied rock art research has become more embedded within broader discourses of heritage management: there are several chapters which look at World Heritage listing as a management regime, and still others that investigate how rock art management might mesh with national or Indigenous goals and a range of management strategies. RESEARCH ISSUES AND NEW DIRECTIONS There is a surfeit of research agendas now available for rock art studies worldwide. The themes canvassed throughout the volume demonstrate that these are (or can be) approached in a systematic, critical, and highly informed manner.
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A Companion to Rock Art by Jo McDonald, Peter Veth