A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

Editor(s): Jo McDonald, Peter Veth

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012 02:37AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444334241

Online ISBN: 9781118253892

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Explanatory Frameworks: New Insights

  2. Part II: Inscribed Landscapes

  3. Part III: Rock Art at the Regional Level

  4. Part IV: Engendered Approaches

  5. Part V: Form, Style, and Aesthetics in Rock Art

  6. Part VI: Contextualizing Rock Art

  7. Part VII: The Mediating Role of Rock Art

  8. Part VIII: Rock Art, Identity, and Indigeneity

  9. Part IX: Rock Art Management and Interpretation

  10. Part X: Dating Rock Art: Technological Advances and Applications

  11. Part XI: Rock Art in the Digital Age

    1. Chapter 36

      Robust and Scientifically Reliable Rock Art Documentation from Digital Photographs (pages 644–659)

      Mark Mudge, Carla Schroer, Tommy Noble, Neffra Matthews, Szymon Rusinkiewicz and Corey Toler-Franklin

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