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A Companion to Rock Art


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List of Plates ix List of Figures xi List of Tables xvi Notes on Contributors xviii Foreword: Redefining the Mainstream with Rock Art xxix Margaret W. Conkey 1 Research Issues and New Directions: One Decade into the New Millennium 1 Jo McDonald and Peter Veth Part I Explanatory Frameworks: New Insights 15 2 Rock Art and Shamanism 17 J. David Lewis-Williams 3 Pictographs, Patterns, and Peyote in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas 34 Carolyn E. Boyd 4 Variation in Early Paintings and Engravings 51 Iain Davidson Part II Inscribed Landscapes 69 5 Rock Art and Seascapes 71 Ian J. McNiven and Liam M. Brady 6 The Social Dynamics of Aggregation and Dispersal in the Western Desert 90 Jo McDonald and Peter Veth 7 Rock Art and Transformed Landscapes in Puerto Rico 103 Michele H. Hayward and Michael A. Cinquino Part III Rock Art at the Regional Level 125 8 Megalithic Rock Art of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Seaboard Europe 127 George Nash 9 North American?Siberian Connections: Regional Rock Art Patterning Using Multivariate Statistics 143 Alice Tratebas 10 Southern Melanesian Rock Art: The New Caledonian Case 160 Christophe Sand 11 Rock Art Research in India: Historical Approaches and Recent Theoretical Directions 179 James Blinkhorn, Nicole Boivin, Paul S. C. Tacon, and Michael D. Petraglia Part IV Engendered Approaches 197 12 Engendering Rock Art 199 Kelley Hays-Gilpin 13 Pictures of Women: The Social Context of Australian Rock Art Production 214 Jo McDonald 14 Engendering North European Rock Art: Bodies and Cosmologies in Stone and Bronze Age Imagery 237 Joakim Goldhahn and Ingrid Fuglestvedt Part V Form, Style, and Aesthetics in Rock Art 261 15 Understanding Pleistocene Rock Art: An Hermeneutics of Meaning 263 Oscar Moro Abadia and Manuel R. Gonzalez Morales 16 Rock ?Art? and Art: Why Aesthetics Should Matter 276 Thomas Heyd 17 Recursive and Iterative Processes in Australian Rock Art: An Anthropological Perspective 294 Howard Morphy 18 A Theoretical Approach to Style in Levantine Rock Art 306 Ines Domingo Sanz Part VI Contextualizing Rock Art 323 19 Rock Art in Situ: Context and Content as Keys to Meaning 325 Linea Sundstrom 20 Symbolic Discontinuities: Rock Art and Social Changes across Time and Space 341 Maria Isabel Hernandez Llosas 21 Parietal Art and Archaeological Context: Activities of the Magdalenians in the Cave of Tuc d?Audoubert, France 364 Robert Begouen, Carole Fritz, and Gilles Tosello 22 Rock Art, Inherited Landscapes, and Human Populations in Southern Patagonia 381 Judith Charlin and Luis A. Borrero Part VII The Mediating Role of Rock Art 399 23 When Worlds Collide Quietly: Rock Art and the Mediation of Distance 401 Ursula K. Frederick 24 Picturing Change and Changing Pictures: Contact Period Rock Art of Australia 420 Paul S.C. Tacon, June Ross, Alistair Paterson, and Sally May Part VIII Rock Art, Identity, and Indigeneity 437 25 Rock Art, Identity, and Indigeneity 439 Robert Layton 26 Shamanism in Indigenous Context: Understanding Siberian Rock Art 455 Andrzej Rozwadowski 27 Rock Art, Aboriginal Culture, and Identity: The Wanjina Paintings of Northwest Australia 472 Valda Blundell and Donny Woolagoodja Part IX Rock Art Management and Interpretation 489 28 Rock Art and the UNESCO World Heritage List 491 Nuria Sanz 29 Safeguarding a Fragile Legacy: Managing uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Rock Art 515 Aron Mazel 30 Managing Rock Art Sites 532 Valerie Magar 31 From Discovery to Commoditization: Rock Art Management in Remote Australia 546 Peter Veth Part X Dating Rock Art: Technological Advances and Applications 563 32 Radiocarbon Dating of Rock Paintings: Incorporating Pictographs into the Archaeological Record 565 Karen L. Steelman and Marvin W. Rowe 33 Twelve Years of Research in Chauvet Cave: Methodology and Main Results 583 Jean Clottes and Jean-Michel Geneste 34 In Suspect Terrain: Dating Rock Engravings 605 David S. Whitley Part XI Rock Art in the Digital Age 625 35 Digital Enhancement of Deteriorated and Superimposed Pigment Art: Methods and Case Studies 627 Liam M. Brady and Robert G. Gunn 36 Robust and Scientifically Reliable Rock Art Documentation from Digital Photographs 644 Mark Mudge, Carla Schroer, Tommy Noble, Neffra Matthews, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Corey Toler-Franklin 37 Engaging a New Digital Citizenry 660 Michael Ashley and Cinzia Perlingieri Index 670

About the Author

Jo McDonald s career has combined cultural heritagemanagement and rock art research. She is currently Chair andDirector of the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management at theUniversity of Western Australia. Her major research focus, fundedby an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, is comparingrock art of the Australian and North American arid zones. She ispast-President of the Australian Archaeological Association and ofthe Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. Peter Veth s career has focused on the archaeologyof Australia and Island Southeast Asia; and on global desertpeoples and art in archaeological context. Peter is currently Chairin Archaeology at the University of Western Australia, an AdjunctChair at the Australian National University, and Fellow of theAustralian Academy of the Humanities. Beginning with Islands inthe Interior, he has published twelve volumes on thearchaeology, art, early contact history, and native title ofAustralia and Island Southeast Asia. Peter has coauthored Plans ofManagement, National Heritage Listing reports and OutstandingUniversal Values reports for art provinces in Australia.


To summarise, as stated by Conkey in the foreword, thisvolume is a clear example of how in the twenty-first century rockart is considered a topic of archaeological inquiry, leaving behindthe times when it was excluded from the archaeological discussionsbecause of its problematic dating and interpretation (see Whitley2001 for details about the North American case; or Morwood 2002:64-88 for the Australian case). (Archaeology InOceania, 2 October 2013) Overall, this is a fine compendium, and all rock artresearchers will need to read it. Aimed at a sophisticatedaudience. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-levelundergraduates and above. (Choice, 1June 2013)

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