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Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art

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Rock art is a global phenomenon with an enormous variation in shapes and figures and the research interest is wide and inclusive. The volume aims to explain differences observed in rock art through time and space, synchronically or diachronically. Differences can for example be in form, content, space (macro and micro), where explanations might relate to a large variety of factors such as political, societal, beliefs and rituals. Issues connected with authenticity and presentation where efforts and choices taken to preserve and present rock art are indeed many sided and complex are discussed. The wide-range papers in this volume are by scholars from across the globe with different perspectives on differences in Rock Art. This volume will be of interest to students, archaeologists and researchers from related disciplines.

Published: Jul 1, 2020

Book Contributors

Section Chapter Authors
Introduction Jan Magne Gjerde, Mari Arntzen
Chapter 1
Location is (Almost) Everything: Rock Art Differences across the Sacred Landscape of the Klamath Basin (Oregon/California, USA) Robert David, Margaret Conkey
Chapter 2
The Organisation of Early Spirituality: Variations in Locations and Ritual Practices in Stone Age Fennoscandia Charlotte Damm
Chapter 3
Sikachi-Alyan Rock Art Site from the Russian Far East Ekaterina Devlet, Artur Laskin
Chapter 4
The cultural understanding of sound in rock art landscapes: the limits of interpretation Margarita Diaz-Andreu, Tommaso Mattioli
Chapter 5
The Panaramitee Tradition and Simple Figurative Styles: perspectives on Differences in Australian Rock Art Natalie Franklin
Chapter 6
Snowscapes of Rock Art: Seasons and Landscapes in Stone Age Rock Art Jan Magne Gjerde
Chapter 7
Perspectives on Differences in North European Rock Art Traditions Joakim Goldhahn
Chapter 8
Approaching rock art regions: Trans-Pecos Texas as an illustrative case study Jamie Hampson
Chapter 9
The Alta Rock Art: Diachronic Differences Knut Helskog
Chapter 10
Managing the Kåfjord Rock Art Site: From 'Quick Fixes' to Hurrying Slowly Martin Hykkerud
Chapter 11
Being Guided: Creating and Revealing the Visual Narrative Liliana Janik
Chapter 12
Making Time for Art: Passage Tomb Art and Portable Art in the British and Irish Neolithic Andrew Jones, Marta Diaz-Guardamino
Chapter 13
Hunting Land in Rock Art of Northern Fennoscandia Eugen Kolpakov
Chapter 14
Drummers at the 'Colour Rock': Acoustic Research and Digital Image Processing at the Rock Painting Värikallio, Northern Finland Antti Lahelma, Riitta Rainio, Tiina Äikäs
Chapter 15
Of Birds and Boundaries: Examining Interaction through Motif, Composition and Style in the Rock Art of the Southern Cape, South Africa Ghilraen Laue
Chapter 16
Seasons and Landscape in the Rock Art at Honnhammar Trond Linge
Chapter 17
On teh Question of Chronology of Karelian Rock Carvings Nadezhda Lobanova
Chapter 18
Ancient Rock Art of the Eastern Lapland Vladimir Shumkin
Chapter 19
The Appreciation of Reindeer: Rock Carvings and Sami Reindeer Knowledge Marianne Skandfer
Chapter 20
In Search of Authentic Africa: Rock Art as Originary Metaphor Benjamin Smith
Chapter 21
21st Century Innovation in Conserving the Rock Art of Northern Australia and Southeast Asia Paul Tacon
Chapter 22
Skills and Traces: Imagining Differences in Engravings, Northern Cape, South Africa Silvia Tomaskova
Chapter 23
The Theoretical Case for a Long Chronology in Kimberley Rock Art: A Reconsideration of Style and Group Boundary Formation Peter Veth
Chapter 24
Whose Country? Native Title and Authenticity in Rock Art Research Leslie Zubieta, Jo McDonald
Chapter 25
Discontinuous Desert Rock Art: Style as an Indicator for Social Complexity through Time Jo McDonald
Chapter 26
Image and Identity: Modelling the Emergence of a 'Different' Rock Art Tradition in Southern Africa Geoffrey Blundell
Chapter 27
The Boulders of West Finnmark Mari Arntzen