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

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Rock art is an archaeological phenomenon found
in many regions of the world . Despite this fact , and for a complicated series of
historical reasons , it has long been ignored by most Anglophone archaeologists
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Introduction to Rock Art Research

Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher:

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Page: 215

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Once a stepchild of archaeology, rock art research has become increasingly important tool in recent archaeological work for understanding the symbolic and ideological systems of ancient peoples. Yet, methods of working with pictographs, petroglyphs and geoglyphs are rarely taught in a systematic fashion. In this brief introduction to methods well-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.

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.

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

View: 123

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 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

View: 459

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.

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

View: 500

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.

Prehistoric Rock Art

Paul G. Bahn provides a richly illustrated overview of prehistoric rock art and cave art from around the world.

Prehistoric Rock Art

Author: Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521140870

Page: 222

View: 132

Prehistoric rock art is the markings - paintings, engravings, or pecked images - left on rocks or cave walls by ancient peoples. In this book, Paul G. Bahn provides a richly illustrated overview of prehistoric rock art and cave art from around the world. Summarizing the recent advances in our understanding of this extraordinary visual record, he discusses new discoveries, new approaches to recording and interpretation, and current problems in conservation. Bahn focuses in particular on current issues in the interpretation of rock art, notably the "shamanic" interpretation that has been influential in recent years and that he refutes. This book is based on the Rhind Lectures that the author delivered for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2006.

The Archaeology of Rock Art

This collection on rock-art explores how we can learn from it as a material record of distant times.

The Archaeology of Rock Art

Author: Christopher Chippindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576192

Page: 373

View: 892

This collection on rock-art explores how we can learn from it as a material record of distant times.

Elevated Rock Art

Towards a maritime understanding of Bronze Age rock art in northern Bohusl_n,
Sweden Johan Ling ... to certain ideas about the character of Bronze Age society,
rock art research in Tanum has drawn much of its inspiration from the present
agrarian landscape. ... seascape, social praxis, iconic order, social position,
social transition I Launching IntroductIon – the rock art phenomenon In northern
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Elevated Rock Art

Author: Johan Ling

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782977627

Page: 272

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How may Bohusl_n rock art and landscape be perceived and understood? Since the Bronze Age, the landscape has been transformed by shore displacement but, largely due to misunderstanding and certain ideas about the character of Bronze Age society, rock art research in Tanum has drawn much of its inspiration from the present agrarian landscape. This perception of the landscape has not been a major issue. This volume, republished from the GOTAC Serie B (Gothenburg Archaeological thesis 49) aims to shed light on the process of shore displacement and its social and cognitive implications for the interpretation of rock art in the prehistoric landscape. The findings clearly show that in the Bronze Age, the majority of rock art sites in Bohusl_n had a very close spatial connection to the sea. Much rock art analysis focuses on the contemplative observer. The more direct activities related to rock art are seldom fully considered. Here, the basic conditions for the production of rock art, social theory and approaches to image, communication, symbolism and social action are discussed and related to palpable social forms of the ñreadingî of rock art. The general location and content of the Bronze Age remains indicate a tendency towards the maritime realm, which seems to have included both socio-ritual and socio-economic matters of production and consumption and that Bronze Age groups in Bohusl_n were highly active and mobile. The numerous configurations of ship images on the rocks could indicate a general transition or drift towards the maritime realm. Marking or manifesting such transitions in some way may have been important and it is tempting to perceive the rock art as traces of such transitions or positions in the landscape. All this points to a maritime understanding of Bronze Age rock art in northern Bohusl_n.

Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

« This comprehensive study of carvings and paintings on stone by Native Americans surveys the rock art of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, northern Mexico, and West Texas from 2,000 B.C. to the nineteenth century. »-- The comprehensive book on ...

Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826309136

Page: 379

View: 414

« This comprehensive study of carvings and paintings on stone by Native Americans surveys the rock art of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, northern Mexico, and West Texas from 2,000 B.C. to the nineteenth century. »--

Rock Art Studies News of the World Volume 3

introduction. Rock art research and management in australia have continued at a
significant pace since the publication of the last 'News of the World' paper (
Franklin 2003a). Although there have been further advances in the dating of ...

Rock Art Studies   News of the World Volume 3

Author: Natalie R. Franklin

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178297590X

Page: 320

View: 374

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.

Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit

Describes the connection between shamanism and creativity, myth, and religion through an exploration of cave paintings found in France and Spain.

Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit

Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher:

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Page: 322

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Describes the connection between shamanism and creativity, myth, and religion through an exploration of cave paintings found in France and Spain.

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.

Rock Art of the Southwest

Introduction. ROCK-ART STUDY IN THE SOUTHWEST TODAY is a lively and
dynamic field. Exciting avenues of research are being explored, wide-ranging
interpretations of evidence are under discussion, and even the subject of exactly
how ...

Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: Liz Welsh

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899972586

Page: 168

View: 130

The who, what, where, when, and how of rock-art. This richly illustrated book will guide you to 28 outstanding rock-art sites in seven states, and teach you about art styles and the cultural groups that created them. Includes a resource guide to continue your exploration.

Picturing the Bronze Age

Picturing the Bronze Age is based on an international workshop with the same title held in Tanum, Sweden in October 2012.

Picturing the Bronze Age

Author: Johan Ling

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782978798

Page: 232

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Pictures from the Bronze Age are numerous, vivid and complex. There is no other prehistoric period that has produced such a wide range of images spanning from rock art to figurines to decoration on bronzes and gold. Fourteen papers, with a geographical coverage from Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, examine a wide range of topics reflecting the many forms and expressions of Bronze Age imagery encompassing important themes including religion, materiality, mobility, interaction, power and gender. Contributors explore specific elements of rock art in some detail such as the representation of the human form; images of manslaughter; and gender identities. The relationship between rock art imagery and its location on the one hand, and metalwork and networks of trade and exchange of both materials and ideas on the other, are considered. Modern and ancient perceptions of rock art are discussed, in particular the changing perceptions that have developed during almost 150 years of documented research. Picturing the Bronze Age is based on an international workshop with the same title held in Tanum, Sweden in October 2012.

Rock Art Research

The opening contribution , by the Society ' s President , Mike Donaldson , is a
general overview of Kimberley rock art . His emphasis of the importance of the
geology to rock art is to be applauded , and he provides a succinct but precise ...

Rock Art Research

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The Rock Art of the North American Indians

Introduction THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN ROCK ART RESEARCH The
existence of prehistoric rock pictures in North America was first noted in the
seventeenth century by English settlers in Massachusetts Colony . On the east
bank ...

The Rock Art of the North American Indians

Author:

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9781001318172

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Prehistoric Rock Art in Britain

But Stan's many contributionsare not limited simplyto the recording of rockartsites
. ... remarkable series ofworksthat haveflowed from Stan's pen, andfurther
ensures his place intherollcall ofalltimegreats in the field of rockart research.
INTRODUCTION Until a few years ago the study of Britishprehistoricrockartwasin
Preface.

Prehistoric Rock Art in Britain

Author: Stan Beckensall

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445619962

Page: 160

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In this latest book the prolific Stan Beckensall returns to his principal specialism, Britains prehistoric rock art.

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

View: 570

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