Once a stepchild of archaeology, rock art research has become increasingly important tool in recent archaeological work for understanding the symbolic and ideological systems of ancient peoples. Yet, methods of working with pictographs, petroglyphs and geoglyphs are rarely taught in a systematic fashion. In this brief introduction to methods well-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.
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A brief introduction to methods to document, interpret, and preserve rock art, using examples from around the globe.About the Author:
David S. Whitley is a former member of the Council of Directors of the ICOMOS Committee on Rock Art and head of a contract archaeology firm. He has published extensively, conducted field work in several countries, and taught at the University of Witwatersrand and UCLA.
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Book Description Left Coast Press, 2005. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95648886