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Introduction To Rock Art Research, Second Edition / Edition 2

Introduction To Rock Art Research, Second Edition / Edition 2

by David WhitleyDavid Whitley
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598746112
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David S. Whitley is one of the world’s leading experts on rock art. Whitley works in contract archaeology for ASM Affiliates. He has published extensively on rock art both at an academic and more popular level. His key books on this topic include Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit and Handbook of Rock Art Research. Whitley has done field work in the U.S., Guatemala, France, and South Africa, and has taught at the University of Witwatersrand and UCLA.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 7

List of Tables 9

Preface to the Second Edition 11

Preface to the First Edition 13

Chapter 1 Introduction 21

Chapter 2 Rock Art Fieldwork 37

Chapter 3 Classification 65

Chapter 4 Rock Art Dating 75

Chapter 5 Scientific Method and Rock Art Analysis 93

Chapter 6 Symbolic and Ethnographic Interpretation 101

Chapter 7 Neuropsychology and Rock Art 137

Chapter 8 Other Formal Approaches 151

Chapter 9 Management and Conservation 181

Chapter 10 Archaeology, Anthropology, and Rock Art 195

Appendix: Rock Art Recording Forms 199

Glossary 203

References 211

Index 249

About the Author 256

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