Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology: A Companion to Rock Art

Editor/Author McDonald, Jo and Veth, Peter
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $213.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $320.92
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3424-1
Category: Arts & Leisure - Art & Art History
Image Count: 158
Book Status: Available
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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 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

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Foreword: Redefining the Mainstream with Rock Art - Margaret W. Conkey
  • 1 Research Issues and New Directions: One Decade into the New Millennium - Jo McDonald and Peter Veth
  • Part I Explanatory Frameworks: New Insights
  • 2 Rock Art and Shamanism - J. David Lewis-Williams
  • 3 Pictographs, Patterns, and Peyote in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas - Carolyn E. Boyd
  • 4 Variation in Early Paintings and Engravings - Iain Davidson
  • Part II Inscribed Landscapes
  • 5 Rock Art and Seascapes - Ian J. McNiven and Liam M. Brady
  • 6 The Social Dynamics of Aggregation and Dispersal in the Western Desert - Jo McDonald and Peter Veth
  • 7 Rock Art and Transformed Landscapes in Puerto Rico - Michele H. Hayward and Michael A. Cinquino
  • Part III Rock Art at the Regional Level
  • 8 Megalithic Rock Art of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Seaboard Europe - George Nash
  • 9 North American-Siberian Connections: Regional Rock Art Patterning Using Multivariate Statistics - Alice Tratebas
  • 10 Southern Melanesian Rock Art: The New Caledonian Case - Christophe Sand
  • 11 Rock Art Research in India: Historical Approaches and Recent Theoretical Directions - James Blinkhorn, Nicole Boivin, Paul S. C. Taçon, and Michael D. Petraglia
  • Part IV Engendered Approaches
  • 12 Engendering Rock Art - Kelley Hays-Gilpin
  • 13 Pictures of Women: The Social Context of Australian Rock Art Production - Jo McDonald
  • 14 Engendering North European Rock Art: Bodies and Cosmologies in Stone and Bronze Age Imagery - Joakim Goldhahn and Ingrid Fuglestvedt
  • Part V Form, Style, and Aesthetics in Rock Art
  • 15 Understanding Pleistocene Rock Art: An Hermeneutics of Meaning - Oscar Moro Abadía and Manuel R. González Morales
  • 16 Rock “Art” and Art: Why Aesthetics Should Matter - Thomas Heyd
  • 17 Recursive and Iterative Processes in Australian Rock Art: An Anthropological Perspective - Howard Morphy
  • 18 A Theoretical Approach to Style in Levantine Rock Art - Inés Domingo Sanz
  • Part VI Contextualizing Rock Art
  • 19 Rock Art in Situ: Context and Content as Keys to Meaning - Linea Sundstrom
  • 20 Symbolic Discontinuities: Rock Art and Social Changes across Time and Space - Maria Isabel Hernández Llosas
  • 21 Parietal Art and Archaeological Context: Activities of the Magdalenians in the Cave of Tuc dAudoubert, France - Robert Bégouën, Carole Fritz, and Gilles Tosello
  • 22 Rock Art, Inherited Landscapes, and Human Populations in Southern Patagonia - Judith Charlin and Luis A. Borrero
  • Part VII The Mediating Role of Rock Art
  • 23 When Worlds Collide Quietly: Rock Art and the Mediation of Distance - Ursula K. Frederick
  • 24 Picturing Change and Changing Pictures: Contact Period Rock Art of Australia - Paul S.C. Taçon, June Ross, Alistair Paterson, and Sally May
  • Part VIII Rock Art, Identity, and Indigeneity
  • 25 Rock Art, Identity, and Indigeneity - Robert Layton
  • 26 Shamanism in Indigenous Context: Understanding Siberian Rock Art - Andrzej Rozwadowski
  • 27 Rock Art, Aboriginal Culture, and Identity: The Wanjina Paintings of Northwest Australia - Valda Blundell and Donny Woolagoodja
  • Part IX Rock Art Management and Interpretation
  • 28 Rock Art and the UNESCO World Heritage List - Nuria Sanz
  • 29 Safeguarding a Fragile Legacy: Managing uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Rock Art - Aron Mazel
  • 30 Managing Rock Art Sites - Valerie Magar
  • 31 From Discovery to Commoditization: Rock Art Management in Remote Australia - Peter Veth
  • Part X Dating Rock Art: Technological Advances and Applications
  • 32 Radiocarbon Dating of Rock Paintings: Incorporating Pictographs into the Archaeological Record - Karen L. Steelman and Marvin W. Rowe
  • 33 Twelve Years of Research in Chauvet Cave: Methodology and Main Results - Jean Clottes and Jean-Michel Geneste
  • 34 In Suspect Terrain: Dating Rock Engravings - David S. Whitley
  • Part XI Rock Art in the Digital Age
  • 35 Digital Enhancement of Deteriorated and Superimposed Pigment Art: Methods and Case Studies - Liam M. Brady and Robert G. Gunn
  • 36 Robust and Scientifically Reliable Rock Art Documentation from Digital Photographs - Mark Mudge, Carla Schroer, Tommy Noble, Neffra Matthews, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Corey Toler-Franklin
  • 37 Engaging a New Digital Citizenry - Michael Ashley and Cinzia Perlingieri