Rock Art Studies: News of the World IV [Hardback]

Paul Bahn (Editor); Natalie R. Franklin (Editor); Matthias Strecker (Editor)

ISBN: 9781842174821 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 398p, A4, b/w illustrations

Rock Art Studies


This is the fourth in the five-yearly series of surveys of what is happening in rock art studies around the world. The aims are to present a synthesis of the status of rock art research in different regions of the world, provide information about recent projects, publications, prevailing research objectives and methods, and enable rock art researchers to relate their findings in a specific region to mainstream research results. As always, the texts reflect something of the great differences in approach and emphasis that exist in different regions, presenting examples from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the New World. Not all rock art areas are covered but some of the gaps in previous volumes have been filled. Papers consider the distribution of sites, chronology, interpretation, new surveys and publications, management and site conservation. Rock art studies are going through a period of scientific and technological development which will have an enormous impact on the quality of recording and dissemination. At the same time, many authors are concerned by problems of preservation and vandalism, and underline the crucial importance of educating local people, and the young, about the importance of this fragile and finite heritage. This aspect too will be of increasing importance in years to come.

Table of Contents

1. New developments in pleistocene art, 2005–2009 (Paul G. Bahn)
2. Rock art studies in the Nordic Countries 2005–2009 (Kalle J. Sognnes)
3. Recent work in Britain and Ireland (Stan Beckensall)
4. Holocene rock art of the Iberian peninsula, 2005–2009 (Primitiva Bueno Ramírez and Rodrigo de Balbín Behrmann)
5. Rock art of the Alpine region 2005–2009 (Geoffroy de saulieu)
6. Sahara 2005–2009 (Jean-Loïc Le Quellec)
7. Five Years of southern African rock art research (Siyakha Mguni)
8. The Near East (Serge Lemaître)
9. Recent rock art studies in northern Eurasia, 2005–2009 (Ekaterina Devlet)
10. Rock art in central Asia: history, recent developments and new directions (Andrzej Rozwadowski and Kenneth Lymer)
11. Rock art research in Mongolia, 2005–2009 (Esther Jacobson-Tepfer)
12. Rock art research in india 2000–2009: methodological and theoretical trends in the 21st century (James Blinkhorn)
13. Recent rock art research in southeast Asia and southern china (Paul S. C. Taçon and Noel H. Tan)
14. Rock art down-under, 2005–2009: research, management and conservation in Australia (Natalie r. Franklin)
15. Polynesian rock art research from 2005–2009 (Sidsel Millerstrom)
16. North American rock art research, 2005–2009 (William D. Hyder)
17. A Current assessment of Canadian rock art research (Jack Steinbring)
18. Continuing progress in Mexican rock art research: 2005–2009 (Carlos Viramontes, William Breen Murray, María de la Luz Gutiérrez and Francisco Mendiola)
19. Recent rock art studies in eastern Mesoamerica and lower central America, 2005–2009 (Martin Künne, Lucrecia Pérez de Batres and Philippe Costa)
20. Rock art of the Caribbean, 1990s–2009 (Michael a. Cinquino and Michele H. Hayward)
21. Rock art research in Colombia (Pedro María Argüello García and Diego Martínez Celis)
22. Recent rock art research in Venezuela (Kay Tarble de Scaramelli and Franz Scaramelli)
23. Rock art studies in brazil (2005–2009) (Andrei Isnardis and André Prous)
24. Recent rock art studies in Bolivia (Matthias Strecker)
25. Recent rock art studies in Peru (Matthias Strecker)
26. Images made on stone: Argentina 2005–2009 (Dánae Fiore)
27. Rock art in Chile (2005–2009) (Marcela Sepúlveda r. and Daniela Valenzuela r.)

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