By Jo McDonald, Peter Veth
This targeted consultant offers an inventive and archaeological trip deep into human background, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic different types of rock artwork produced through the earliest people to modern peoples round the world.
-Summarizes the variety of perspectives on old rock artwork from major overseas scholars
-Includes new discoveries and examine, illustrated with over one hundred sixty photographs (including 30 colour plates) from significant rock artwork websites round the world
-Examines key paintings of famous gurus (e.g. Lewis-Williams, Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and descriptions new instructions for rock artwork research
-Is extensively overseas in scope, deciding on rock paintings from North and South the US, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe
-Represents new methods within the archaeological examine of rock artwork, exploring matters that come with gender, shamanism, panorama, identification, indigeneity, history and tourism, in addition to technological and methodological advances in rock paintings analyses
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Journal of Adult Development 5(3):163–170. , 2009 Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit: The Origin of Creativity and Belief. New York: Prometheus Books. Plate 1 San rock paintings of antelope-headed therianthropes: one bleeds from the nose, an indicator of trance; the other has non-realistic zigzags and antelope hoof-prints trailing off its leg (photo: courtesy of the Rock Art Research Institute). Plate 2 Artistic rendering by Carolyn E. Boyd of the full rock art panel at the White Shaman site, Lower Pecos Canyonlands.
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A Companion to Rock Art by Jo McDonald, Peter Veth