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Introduction To Rock Art Research Second Edition

Author : David S Whitley
ISBN : 9781315425993
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 2005, this brief introduction to methods of studying rock art has become the standard text for courses on this topic. It was also selected as a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book in 2005. Internationally-known rock art researcher David Whitley takes the reader through the various processes needed to document, interpret, and preserve this fragile category of artifact. Using examples from around the globe, he offers a comprehensive guide to rock art studies of value to archaeologists and art historians, their students, and rock art aficionados. The second edition of this classic work has additional material on mapping sites, ethnographic analogy, neuropsychological models, and Native American consultation.
Category: Social Science

Open Air Rock Art Conservation And Management

Author : Timothy Darvill
ISBN : 9781135014735
Genre : Art
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While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot be said of rock-art panels situated in the open-air. Despite the fact that the number of known sites has risen dramatically in recent decades there are few examples in which the weathering and erosion dynamics are under investigation with a view to developing proposals to mitigate the impact of natural and cultural processes. Most of the work being done in different parts of the world appears to be ad-hoc, with minimal communication on such matters between teams and with the wider archaeological community. This richly illustrated book evaluates rock-art conservation in an holistic way, bringing together researchers from across the world to share experiences of work in progress or recently completed. The chapters focus on a series of key themes: documentation projects and resource assessments; the identification and impact assessment of weathering/erosion processes at work in open-air rock-art sites; the practicalities of potential or implemented conservation interventions; experimentation and monitoring programs; and general management issues connected with public presentation and the demands of ongoing research investigations. Consideration is given to the conservation of open-air rock-art imagery from many periods and cultural traditions across the Old and New Worlds. This timely volume will be of interest to conservators, managers, and researchers dealing with aesthetic and ethical issues as well as technical and practical matters regarding the conservation of open-air rock-art sites.
Category: Art

Prehistoric Hunter Gatherers Of The High Plains And Rockies

Author : Marcel Kornfeld
ISBN : 9781315422084
Genre : Social Science
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George Frison’s Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains has been the standard text on plains prehistory since its first publication in 1978, influencing generations of archaeologists. Now, a third edition of this classic work is available for scholars, students, and avocational archaeologists. Thorough and comprehensive, extensively illustrated, the book provides an introduction to the archaeology of the more than 13,000 year long history of the western Plains and the adjacent Rocky Mountains. Reflecting the boom in recent archaeological data, it reports on studies at a wide array of sites from deep prehistory to recent times examining the variability in the archeological record as well as in field, analytical, and interpretive methods. The 3rd edition brings the book up to date in a number of significant areas, as well as addressing several topics inadequately developed in previous editions.
Category: Social Science

Geomorphology Of Desert Environments

Author : Anthony J. Parsons
ISBN : 9781402057199
Genre : Science
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About one-third of the Earth’s land surface experiences a desert climate, and this area supports approximately 15% of the planet’s population. This percentage continues to grow, and with this growth comes the need to acquire and apply an understanding of desert geomorphology. Such an understanding is vital in managing scarce and fragile resources and in mitigating natural hazards. This authoritative reference book is comprehensive in its coverage of the geomorphology of desert environments, and is arranged thematically. It begins with an overview of global deserts, proceeds through treatments of weathering, hillslopes, rivers, piedmonts, lake basins, and aeolian surfaces, and concludes with a discussion of the role of climatic change. Written by a team of international authors, all of whom are active in the field, the chapters cover the spectrum of desert geomorphology.
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Seeing And Knowing

Author : Geoffrey Blundell
ISBN : 9781315420325
Genre : Social Science
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The purpose of Seeing and Knowing is to demonstrate the depth and wide geographical impact of David Lewis-Williams’ contribution to rock art research by emphasizing theory and methodology drawn from ethnography. Contributors explore what it means to understand and learn from rock art, and a contrast is drawn between those sites where it is possible to provide a modern, ethnographic context, and those sites where it is not. This is the definitive guide to the interplay between ethnography and rock art interpretation, and is an ideal resource for students and researchers alike.
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Rock Art Research

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036213817
Genre : Art, Prehistoric
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Radiocarbon Dating Second Edition

Author : R.E. Taylor
ISBN : 9781598745900
Genre : Science
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This volume is a major revision and expansion of Taylor s seminal book Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective, again providing a benchmark for the method and critically reflecting on the data that underpins the chronologies used to understand the prehistoric archaeological record."
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The Figured Landscapes Of Rock Art

Author : George Nash
ISBN : 0521524245
Genre : Art
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This book addresses the most important component around the rock-art panel - its landscape.
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Rock Art And Posterity

Author : Colin Pearson
ISBN : PSU:000019830766
Genre : Petroglyphs
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Collection of papers from symposiums M, (Conservation and site management) and E, (Recording and standardisation in rock art studies) of the first AURA Congress, 1988; papers by Hilary Sullivan, Elizabeth Caldicott, Grahame L. Walsh, Tony Brown and Steven Brown, Peter Randolph and Joseph Wallam, Robert G. Bednarik, Andrew Thorn, J. Clarke and N. North, J. Clarke, D. Lampert, P. Haydock and J. Flood, Ivan Pavel Haskovec, Colin Pearson, M.J. Rowland annotated separately.
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Explorations Of Variability In Australian Prehistoric Rock Engravings

Author : Natalie R. Franklin
ISBN : UOM:39015061764125
Genre : Social Science
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Acknowledging problems inherent in dating Australian rock art, Natalie Franklin approaches a group of engravings known as the `Panaramitee style' in terms of its spatial variation. By assessing the diversity and distribution of this style both regionally and on an Australian-wide scale, and by setting up a typology of these non-figurative motifs, she reveals that different motifs are emphasised in certain regions. This pattern of variability between and within regions is argued to be due to the fact that these motifs are associated with parts of Dreaming tracks which are a feature of Australian cosmology. The fact that these motifs may have a variety of meanings Franklin argues may account for their continued use over a period of at least 14,000 years.
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