Introduction to Rock Art Research

The second edition of this classic work has additional material on mapping sites, ethnographic analogy, neuropsychological models, and Native American consultation.

Introduction to Rock Art Research

Author: David S Whitley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315425998

Page: 256

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First published in 2005, this brief introduction to methods of studying rock art has become the standard text for courses on this topic. It was also selected as a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book in 2005. Internationally-known rock art researcher David Whitley takes the reader through the various processes needed to document, interpret, and preserve this fragile category of artifact. Using examples from around the globe, he offers a comprehensive guide to rock art studies of value to archaeologists and art historians, their students, and rock art aficionados. The second edition of this classic work has additional material on mapping sites, ethnographic analogy, neuropsychological models, and Native American consultation.

Introduction to Rock Art Research

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.

Introduction to Rock Art Research

Author: David S. Whitley

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Page: 215

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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.

Handbook of Rock Art Research

In this handbook, the leading researchers in the rock art area provide cogent, state-of-the-art summaries of the technical, interpretive, and regional advances in rock art research.

Handbook of Rock Art Research

Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742502567

Page: 863

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While there has always been a large public interest in ancient pictures painted or carved on stone, the archaeological study of rock art is in its infancy. But intensive amounts of research has revolutionized this field in the past decade. New methods of dating and analysis help to pinpoint the makers of these beautiful images, new interpretive models help us understand this art in relation to culture. Identification, conservation and management of rock art sites have become major issues in historical preservation worldwide. And the number of archaeologically attested sites has mushroomed. In this handbook, the leading researchers in the rock art area provide cogent, state-of-the-art summaries of the technical, interpretive, and regional advances in rock art research. The book offers a comprehensive, basic reference of current information on key topics over six continents for archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and rock art enthusiasts.

Rock Art Research

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research and Rock - Art Research ! ... Province and Orange Free State ,
University Press , Cambridge . copied by George William Stow ; with an
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Rock Art Research

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A Companion to Rock Art

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.

A Companion to Rock Art

Author: Jo McDonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118253922

Page: 736

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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) from major rock art sites around the world Examines key work of noted authorities (e.g. Lewis-Williams, Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and outlines new directions for rock art research Is broadly international in scope, identifying rock art from North and South America, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe Represents new approaches in the archaeological study of rock art, exploring issues that include gender, shamanism, landscape, identity, indigeneity, heritage and tourism, as well as technological and methodological advances in rock art analyses

Rock Art of the Caribbean

Rock Art of the Caribbean focuses on the nature of Caribbean rock art or rock graphics and makes clear the region's substantial and distinctive rock art tradition.

Rock Art of the Caribbean

Author: Michele Hayward

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817355308

Page: 285

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Rock Art of the Caribbean focuses on the nature of Caribbean rock art or rock graphics and makes clear the region's substantial and distinctive rock art tradition.

Rock Art and Sacred Landscapes

Rock art landscapes convey knowledge about sacred and spiritual ecology from generation to generation.

Rock Art and Sacred Landscapes

Author: Donna L. Gillette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461484065

Page: 284

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Social and behavioral scientists study religion or spirituality in various ways and have defined and approached the subject from different perspectives. In cultural anthropology and archaeology the understanding of what constitutes religion involves beliefs, oral traditions, practices and rituals, as well as the related material culture including artifacts, landscapes, structural features and visual representations like rock art. Researchers work to understand religious thoughts and actions that prompted their creation distinct from those created for economic, political, or social purposes. Rock art landscapes convey knowledge about sacred and spiritual ecology from generation to generation. Contributors to this global view detail how rock art can be employed to address issues regarding past dynamic interplays of religions and spiritual elements. Studies from a number of different cultural areas and time periods explore how rock art engages the emotions, materializes thoughts and actions and reflects religious organization as it intersects with sociopolitical cultural systems.

The South African Archaeological Bulletin

The entire process of rock art research , both practical and intellectual , is
included in this one volume . As the title suggests , Whitley ' s Introduction to Rock
Art Research aims to familiarize the reader with the process of rock art research .

The South African Archaeological Bulletin

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Rock Art Through Time

Bronze Age rock art represents a unique Nordic contribution to world culture, and
more than 17,000 localities are known in ... Centered in the World Heritage site of
Tanum in western Sweden, the Swedish Rock Art Research Archives (Svenskt ...
INTRODUCTION ROCK ART IN SOUTHEAST SCANIA EARLIER RESEARCH.

Rock Art Through Time

Author: Peter Skoglund

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785701657

Page: 144

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As in many other areas in south Scandinavia, the region surrounding the city of Simrishamn in south-east Scania has a great many Bronze Age mounds that are still visible in the landscape, and records from the museums demonstrate that the area is rich in bronze metalwork. Nevertheless, it is the figurative rock art that makes this region stand out as distinct from surrounding areas that lack such images. The rock art constitutes a spatially well-defined tradition that covers the Bronze Age and the earliest Iron Age, c. 1700–200 BC and, although the number of sites is comparatively small, a characteristic and unusual feature is the large representation of various kinds of metal axes. Significantly these images are tightly distributed inside the core zone of metal consumption in southernmost Scandinavia. This beautifully illustrated new addition to the Swedish rock Art series presents a detailed reassessment of the Simrishamn rock art and examines the close relationship between iconography displayed on metals and that found in rock art. in so doing it raises some important questions of principle concerning the current understanding of the south Scandinavian rock art tradition.

American Indian Rock Art

Layton , Robert , and Julian Thomas 2001 Introduction : The Destruction and
Conservation of Cultural Property . In Destruction and Conservation of ...
Conservation and Protection Committee of the American Rock Art Research
Association .

American Indian Rock Art

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Archaeological Review from Cambridge

A set of appendices follows , providing supplemental material to the book ,
including a glossary and sample rock art recording forms . Introduction to Rock
Art Research is a frustrating work . Whitley explains complex issues in a clear
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Rock Art of Clear Creek Canyon in Central Utah

Past Rock Art Research in Clear Creek Canyon The rich character and ready ...
One of the leading authorities of rock art in the southwest , Schaafsma completed
a thorough overview of rock art in Utah , primarily using information from the ...

Rock Art of Clear Creek Canyon in Central Utah

Author: Shane A. Baker

Publisher: Museum of Poeples & Cultures

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Page: 180

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Reports on the findings of the several rock art surveys completed as part of the Clear Creek Project. The rock art is illustrated in photos or drawings and described in detail. Rock art is what first interested early explorers and archaeologists in Clear Creek Canyon.

Perceiving Rock Art

Social and Political Perspectives : ACRA, the Alta Conference on Rock Art Knut
Helskog (red.) ... In addition , there was an introductory session on general
perspectives and traditions in rock art research ( session I ) , and an open
session with ...

Perceiving Rock Art

Author: Knut Helskog (red.)

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Rock Art Papers

... Daniel 1977 Introduction to Rock Art of Joshua Tree National Monument . In :
Ernest Snyder , A . J . Bock , and Frank Bock , eds . , American Indian Rock Art ,
Volume IV , pp . 41 - 56 . El Toro : American Rock Art Research Association .

Rock Art Papers

Author: Ken Hedges

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The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri

This comprehensive guide to the rock art of Missouri presents major design motifs and links those images to Native American beliefs.

The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri

Author: Carol Diaz-Granados

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817309888

Page: 331

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This comprehensive guide to the rock art of Missouri presents major design motifs and links those images to Native American beliefs.

Handbook of Archaeological Methods

The Handbook of Archaeological Methods comprises 37 articles by leading archaeologists on the key methods used by archaeologists in the field, in analysis, in theory building, and in managing cultural resources.

Handbook of Archaeological Methods

Author: Herbert D. G. Maschner

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759100787

Page: 1469

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The Handbook of Archaeological Methods comprises 37 articles by leading archaeologists on the key methods used by archaeologists in the field, in analysis, in theory building, and in managing cultural resources. The book is destined to become the key reference work for archaeologists and their advanced students on contemporary archaeological methods.

Rock Art Studies News of the World Volume 3

“Fish rock art” found at Jiangjunyan cliff (Xinhua News Agency, Nanjing, 19 May,
Shi Yonghong and Cao Wenjun) The new ... L'Anthropologie 108 (1): 137–51.
introduction Rock art research and management in australia have continued Su ...

Rock Art Studies   News of the World Volume 3

Author: Natalie R. Franklin

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178297590X

Page: 320

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This is the third in the five-yearly series of surveys of what is happening in rock art studies around the world. As always, the texts reflect something of the great differences in approach and emphasis that exist in different regions. The volume presents examples from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the New World. During the period in question, 1999 to 2004, there have been few major events, although in the field of Pleistocene art many new discoveries have been made, and a new country added to the select list of those with Ice Age cave art. Some regions such as North Africa and the former USSR have seen a tremendous amount of activity, focusing not only on recording but also on chronology, and the conservation of sites. With the global increase of tourism, the management of rock art sites that are accessible to the public is a theme of ever-growing importance.