Archaeology of Rock-Art by Christopher Chippindale
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Archaeology of Rock-Art
By Christopher Chippindale

The Archaeology of Rock-Art

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Archaeology of Rock-Art by Christopher Chippindale

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Pictures, painted and carved in caves and on open rock surfaces, are amongst our loveliest relics from prehistory. This pioneering set of sparkling essays goes beyond guesses as to what the pictures mean, instead exploring how we can reliably learn from rock-art as a material record of distant times: in short, rock-art as archaeology. Sometimes contact-period records offer some direct insight about indigenous meaning, so we can learn in that informed way. More often, we have no direct record, and instead have to use formal methods to learn from the evidence of the pictures themselves. The book's eighteen papers range wide in space and time, from the Palaeolithic of Europe to nineteenth-century Australia. Using varied approaches within the consistent framework of informed and proven methods, they make key advances in using the striking and reticent evidence of rock-art to archaeological benefit.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521576192
ISBN-10: 0521576199
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 20mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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