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Title
Prehistoric rock art
Type
Text
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: GN799.P4 B34 2010 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 709.01/13 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2010002802
Summary
"Prehistoric rock art is the markings - paintings, engravings, or pecked images - left on rocks or cave walls by ancient peoples. In this book, Paul G. Bahn provides a richly illustrated overview of prehistoric rock art and cave art from around the world. Summarizing the recent advances in our understanding of this extraordinary visual record, he discusses new discoveries, new approaches to recording and interpretation, and current problems in conservation. Bahn focuses in particular on current issues in the interpretation of rock art, notably the "shamanic" interpretation that has been influential in recent years and that he refutes. This book is based on the Rhind Lectures that the author delivered for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2006"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Art on the rocks; 2. Myths and meanings; 3. The emperor's new clothes I: sloppy tailoring; 4. The emperor's new clothes II: fashion disasters; 5. Location, location, location; 6. The votive motive; 7. Mustn't crumble; Conclusion.
Authorized Access Point
Bahn, Paul G. Prehistoric rock art
Authorized Access Point Variant
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Prehistoric rock art