10. Southern Melanesian Rock Art: The New Caledonian Case

  1. Jo McDonald1 and
  2. Peter Veth2
  1. Christophe Sand

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch10

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

Sand, C. (2012) Southern Melanesian Rock Art: The New Caledonian Case, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, University of Western Australia, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334241

Online ISBN: 9781118253892

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Keywords:

  • Southern Melanesian rock art, The New Caledonian Case;
  • New Caledonia's rock art;
  • New Caledonian petroglyphs;
  • ellipses with an axial segment, motifs, complete or open at one end;
  • Cupules, in the center of a motif from another category;
  • Zoomorphic motifs, grouping together animal representations;
  • Kanak oral traditions and petroglyphs, meanings and interpretations;
  • painted rock art;
  • New Caledonian petroglyphs, of a wider regional tradition – a style province

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • New Caledonia's Cultural Chronology

  • Rock Art Research in New Caledonia

  • New Caledonian Petroglyphs

  • Some Kanak Oral Traditions on Petroglyphs

  • Painted Rock Art

  • Analysis

  • Conclusion

  • References