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Interpretative Frameworks and the Study of the Rock Arts  

Margaret W. Conkey

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Jan 2019
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Jul 2018
This chapter explores issues regarding the interpretation of rock art. The chapter considers what interpretation is about, how we define and identify it, and what various ways rock art ... More

Introduction: Towards an Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art  

Bruno David and Ian J. McNiven

This Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art highlights a number of conceptual themes and issues that go to the heart of rock art research. Rock ... More

A New Framework for Interpreting Contact Rock Art: Reassessing the Rock Art at Nackara Springs, South Australia  

Claire Smith, Jordan Ralph, Kylie Lower, Jennifer McKinnon, Matthew Ebbs, and Vincent Copley Senior

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Jan 2019
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Nov 2017
This chapter addresses the challenge of seeing beyond the motif. Based on a case study in the Mid North of South Australia, this chapter presents a new analytical framework for analyzing ... More

The Production of Ethnographic Records and Their Use in Rock Art Research  

Julien Monney and Leïla Baracchini

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Jan 2019
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Apr 2018
This chapter explores the characteristics, limits, and diversity of ethnographic records produced and/or used in rock art research. By critically examining the ethnographic archives on ... More

Rock Art, Music, and Acoustics: A Global Overview  

Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Tommaso Mattioli

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Jan 2019
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Mar 2017
This chapter reviews evidence for relationships between acoustics and rock art by examining the antiquity and nature of such relationships, then examining evidence for music depicted or ... More

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