8. Megalithic Rock Art of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Seaboard Europe

  1. Jo McDonald2 and
  2. Peter Veth3
  1. George Nash

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch8

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

Nash, G. (2012) Megalithic Rock Art of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Seaboard Europe, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Author Information

  1. Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania

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:

  • rock art at the regional level;
  • Megalithic rock art, of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Seaboard Europe;
  • European pictographic language and abstract, and figurative motifs;
  • interpreting repertoire of rock art symbols, recurring in the Neolithic core;
  • Megalithic art, representative and abstract carved, and painted motifs;
  • art and architecture interplay;
  • artistic repertoire in burial–ritual monuments of Neolithic, on external panels;
  • passage graves, carvings in inner passage, role in the movement of the dead

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • What is Megalithic Art?

  • The Interplay of Art and Architecture

  • Origins and Establishing a Grammar

  • Origins and Distribution of Painted Motifs

  • Establishing a Very Northern Eurocentric Grammar

  • The Irish Sea Province Connection and Beyond

  • Defining a Northern Boundary

  • Discussion: Variations of a Theme

  • Acknowledgments

  • References