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date: 23 February 2019

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This chapter sets out to provide an overview of the rock art of the Pacific region, previous studies having focused largely on particular techniques or specific areas within the region. The study expands the frame of analysis to encompass the wider geographical setting of Oceania and seeks to place the region’s rock art within a series of contexts that might enhance our understanding of its significance. These contexts include ethnographic access to continuities in the production and meaning of art and an appreciation of the embeddedness of rock art within a suite of other symbolic media, allowing for the intertextual exchange of motifs and meanings.

Keywords: rock art, Pacific Ocean, Oceania, symbolic media, intertextuality

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