13. Pictures of Women: The Social Context of Australian Rock Art Production

  1. Jo McDonald1 and
  2. Peter Veth2
  1. Jo McDonald

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch13

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

McDonald, J. (2012) Pictures of Women: The Social Context of Australian Rock Art Production, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Author Information

  1. Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, 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:

  • pictures of women, Australian rock art production;
  • Australian rock art provinces, human depictions and anthropomorphs;
  • Australian regional styles, art imbued with people within totemic landscape;
  • motif and trait analysis, by which gender of a subject being depicted;
  • gendered information into social context, in rock art production;
  • the Murujuga petroglyphs, a purposeful grouping of anthropomorphs;
  • aggregation sites as ritualistic centers, “hot-tub” and messaging behaviors;
  • synchronous dual-media rock art repertoire, unique to Australia;
  • pictures of people in rock art, revealing cultures and their artists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Anthropomorphs

  • Different Ways of Looking at Gendered Depictions

  • Murujuga

  • Sydney Region

  • Conclusions about Rock Art in a Gendered Social Context

  • References