The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art: Looking at Pictures in Place

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A companion to The Archaeology of Rock-Art (Cambridge, 1998), this new collection addresses the most important component of the rock-art panel: its landscape. The book draws together the work of many well-known scholars from key regions of the world known for rock-art and rock-art research. It provides insight into the location and structure of rock-art and its role within the landscapes of ancient worlds.
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"These superb articles cover contemporary approaches to the study of rock art. [A]ll serious students of rock art will benefit from reading this volume. Essential." T.A. Foor, University of Montana, CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521524247
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER CHIPPINDALE is Curator for archaeology collections and Reader in Archaeology at the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

GEORGE NASH is Part-time Lecturer at the Centre for the Historic Environment, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

1. Pictures in place: approaches to the figured landscapes of rock-art Christopher Chippindale and George Nash; Part I. Principles of Landscape and Rock-Art in Practice: 2. Worlds within stone: the inner and outer rock-art landscapes of northern Australia and southern Africa Paul S. C. Taçon and Sven Ouzman; 3. Rock-art, landscape, sacred places: attitudes in contemporary archaeological theory Daniel Arsenault; 4. Locational analysis in rock-art studies William D. Hyder; 5. From millimetre up to kilometre: a framework of space and of scale for reporting and studying rock-art in its landscape Christopher Chippindale; 6. The canvas as the art: landscape-analysis of the rock-art panel James D. Keyser and George Poetschat; 7. The landscape setting of rock-painting sites in the Brandberg (Namibia): infrastructure, Gestaltung, use and meaning Tilman Lenssen-Erz; Part II. Informed Methods: Opportunities and Applications: 8. Rock-art and the experienced landscape: the emergence of late-Holocene symbolism in north-east Australia Bruno David; 9. Linkage between rock-art and landscape in Aboriginal Australia Josephine Flood; 10. Places of power: the placement of Dinwoody petroglyphs across the Wyoming landscape Lawrence Loendorf; 11. Friends in low places: rock-art and landscape on the Modoc Plateau David S. Whitley, Johannes H. N. Loubser and Don Hann; 12. Dangerous ground: a critique of landscape in rock-art studies Benjamin W. Smith and Geoffrey Blundell; Part III. Formal Methods: Opportunities and Applications: 13. Landscapes in rock-art: rock-carving and ritual in the old European North Knut Helskog; 14. From natural settings to spiritual places in the Algonkian sacred landscape: an archaeological, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic analysis of Canadian Shield rock-art sites Daniel Arsenault; 15. The topographic engravings of Alpine rock-art: fields, settlements and agricultural landscapes Andrea Arcà; Part IV. Pictures of Pictures: 16. Walking through landscape: a photographic essay of the Campo Lameiro Valley, Galicia, north-western Spain George Nash, Lindsey Nash and Christopher Chippindale.
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