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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: Nov 1, 2020

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Section Chapter Authors
Introduction
Introduction Jan Magne Gjerde, Mari Arntzen
Chapter 1
On the Chronology and Use of Hunter-Gatherer: Rock Painting Sites in Northern Europe Joakim Goldhahn
Chapter 2
Changing Settlements, Shores and Boats through 5000 Years: Dating and Connecting Petroglyphs to the General Archaeological Record - A Case from Northernmost Norway Knut Helskog
Chapter 3
Spiritual Landscapes: Diversity in Practices and Perceptions in Northern Fennoscandia Charlotte Damm
Chapter 4
Snowscapes of Rock Art: Seasons and Seasonality of Stone Age Rock Art in Northernmost Europe Jan Magne Gjerde
Chapter 5
The Appreciation of Reindeer: Rock Carvings and Sami Reindeer Knowledge Marianne Skandfer
Chapter 6
The Management of the Kåfjord Rock Art Site Martin Hykkerud
Chapter 7
Seasons and Landscape in North European Hunter-Gatherer Rock Art - The Case of Salmon at Honnhammar, Central Norway Trond Linge
Chapter 8
The Mind in the Wild – On ‘Motemic’ Variation in Late Mesolithic Scandinavian Rock Art Ingrid Fuglestvedt
Chapter 9
Evidence for Animal Sacrifices in Front of the Rock Painting of Kotojärvi, Southeastern Finland Antti Lahelma
Chapter 10
Hunting Land in Rock Art of Northern Fennoscandia Eugen Kolpakov
Chapter 11
On the Chronology and Periodization of Rock Art in Karelia Nadezhda Lobanova
Chapter 12
New Dimension into the Deep-sea Exploitation: Visual Clues of the Rock Art of White Sea and Alta Liliana Janik
Chapter 13
Making Time, Timing Art: Image and Process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland Andrew Jones, Marta Diaz-Guardamino
Chapter 14
The Cultural Understanding of Sound in Rock Art Landscapes: The Limits of Interpretation Margarita Diaz-Andreu, Tommaso Mattioli, Michael Rainsbury
Chapter 15
Birds and Blurred Boundaries: Communities of Practice and the Problem of Regions in San Rock Art Ghilraen Laue
Chapter 16
Rethinking Variability in Rock Art in the Northern Cape, South Africa: Empirical and Theoretical Considerations David Morris
Chapter 17
Image and Identity: Modelling the Emergence of a 'New' Rock Art Tradition in Southern Africa Geoffrey Blundell
Chapter 18
Skills and Traces: Imagining Differences in Engravings, Northern Cape, South Africa Silvia Tomaskova
Chapter 19
Desert Rock Art: Social Geography and Stylistic Variability at the Local Scale Jo McDonald
Chapter 20
21st Century Innovation in Conserving the Rock Art of Northern Australia Paul Tacon
Chapter 21
Bonding and Bounding in Australian Rock Art: The Panaramitee Tradition and Simple Figurative Styles Natalie Franklin
Chapter 22
Desert Varnish and the Marine Transgression: A Chronological Indicator for Murujuga Rock Art Ken Mulvaney
Chapter 23
Whose Country? Native Title and Authenticity in Rock Art Research Leslie Zubieta, Jo McDonald
Chapter 24
Approaching Rock Art Regions: Trans-Pecos Texas (USA) as an Illustrative Case Study Jamie Hampson
Chapter 25
Location is (Almost) Everything: Rock Art Differences across the Sacred Landscape of the Klamath Basin (Oregon/California, USA) Robert David, Margaret Conkey