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

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

by Christopher Chippindale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521818796

ISBN-13: 9780521818797

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A companion to The Archaeology of Rock-Art (Cambridge, 1998), this new collection edited by Christopher Chippindale and George Nash addresses the most important component around the rock-art panel - its landscape. The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art draws together the work of many well-known scholars from key regions of the world for rock-art and for rock-art research.…  See more details below

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A companion to The Archaeology of Rock-Art (Cambridge, 1998), this new collection edited by Christopher Chippindale and George Nash addresses the most important component around the rock-art panel - its landscape. The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art draws together the work of many well-known scholars from key regions of the world for rock-art and for rock-art research. It provides a unique, broad and varied insight into the arrangement, location and structure of rock-art and its place within the landscapes of ancient worlds as people experienced them. Packed with illustrations, The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art offers a visual as well as literary key to the understanding of this most lovely and alluring of archaeological traces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521818797
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Editors' acknowledgements
Note on radiocarbon dating
1Pictures in place : approaches to the figured landscapes of rock-art1
2Worlds within stone : the inner and outer rock-art landscapes of northern Australia and southern Africa39
3Rock-art, landscape, sacred places : attitudes in contemporary archaeological theory69
4Locational analysis in rock-art studies85
5From millimetre up to kilometre : a framework of space and of scale for reporting and studying rock-art in its landscape102
6The canvas as the art : landscape analysis of the rock-art panel118
7The landscape setting of rock-painting sites in the Brandberg (Namibia) : infrastructure, Gestaltung, use and meaning131
8Rock-art and the experienced landscape : the emergence of late Holocene symbolism in north-east Australia153
9Linkage between rock-art and landscape in aboriginal Australia182
10Places of power : the placement of Dinwoody petroglyphs across the Wyoming landscape201
11Friends in low places : rock-art and landscape on the Modoc Plateau217
12Dangerous ground : a critique of landscape in rock-art studies239
13Landscapes in rock-art : rock-carving and ritual in the old European North265
14From natural settings to spiritual places in the Algonkian sacred landscape : an archaeological, ethnohistorical and ethnographic analysis of Canadian shield rock-art sites289
15The topographic engravings of Alpine rock-art : fields, settlements and agricultural landscapes318
16Walking through landscape : a photographic essay of the Campo Lameiro valley, Galicia, north-western Spain353
Index372

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