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The Archaeology of Rock-Art


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1. An archaeology of rock-art through informed methods and informal methods Paul Tacon and Christopher Chippindale; 2. Finding rain in the desert: landscape, gender and far western North American rock-art David S. Whitley; 3. Towards a mindscape of landscape: rock-art as expression of world-understanding Sven Ouzman; 4. Icon and narrative in transition: contact-period rock-art at Writing-on-Stone, southern Alberta, Canada Michael A. Klassen; 5. Rain in Bushman belief, politics and history: the rock-art of rain-making in the south-eastern mountains, southern Africa Thomas A. Dowson; 6. The many ways of dating Arnhem Land rock-art, north Australia Jean Clottes; 7. The 'Three Cs': fresh avenues towards European Palaeolithic art Richard Bradley; 8. Daggers drawn: depictions of Bronze Age weapons in Atlantic Europe Kalle Sognnes; 9. Symbols in a changing world: rock-art and the transition from hunting to farming in mid Norway Meredith Wilson; 10. Pacific rock-art and cultural genesis: a multivariate exploration Ralph Hartley; 11. Spatial behaviour and learning in the prehistoric environment of the Colorado River drainage (south-eastern Utah), western North America Anne Vasser; 12. The tale of the chameleon and the platypus: limited and likely choices in making pictures Benjamin Smith; 13. Pictographic evidence of peyotism in the Lowe Pecos, Texas Archaic Carolyn E. Boyd; 14. Modelling change in the contact art of the south-eastern San, southern Africa Pieter Jolly; 15. Ethnography and method in southern African rock-art research Anne Solomon; 16. Changing art in a changing society: the hunters' rock-art of western Norway Eva M. Walderhaug; 17. Central Asian petroglyphs: between Indo-Iranian and shamanistic interpretations Henri-Paul Francfort; 18. Shelter rock-art in the Sydney Basin (Australia) - a space-time continuum: exploring different influences on diachronic change Jo McDonald; 19. Making sense of obscure pictures from our own history: exotic images from Callan Park, Australia John Clegg.

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

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