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Archaeologies of art : time, place, and identity / edited by Inés Domingo Sanz, Dánae Fiore, and Sally K. May
Bib ID 4398980
Format BookBook
Description Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2008 
279 p. : ill., maps, facsim. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781598742640
1598742647
Series

One world archaeology ; 55

Summary

"This international volume draws together key research that examines visual arts of the past and contemporary indigenous societies. Placing each art style in its temporal and geographic context, the contributors show how depictions represent social mechanisms of identity construction, and how stylistic differences in product and process serve to reinforce cultural identity. Examples stretch from the Paleolithic to contemporary world and include rock art, body art, and portable arts. Ethnographic studies of contemporary art production and use, such as among contemporary Aboriginal groups, are included to help illuminate artistic practices and meanings in the past. The volume reflects the diversity of approaches used by archaeologists to incorporate visual arts into their analysis of past cultures and should be of great value to archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

"This book was originally inspired by the theme 'Art and Social Identity' presented at the World Archaeological Congress (WAC) in Washington D.C. in 2003" -- p. 13.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Petroglyphs -- Case studies.  |  Rock paintings -- Case studies.  |  Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Environment - Conservation - Conservation areas - World Heritage List.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Material culture - Bark objects.  |  Enterprises - Arts and crafts.  |  Religion - Dreaming.  |  Art - Art motifs.  |  Cultural protocols.  |  Art - Artists.  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Art - Artists - Education / training.  |  Barunga / Bamyili (NT Top End Upper Roper SD53-09)  |  Eagles Reach (NSW N Coast SI56-01, SI56-05)  |  Wollemi National Park (NSW N Coast SI56-01, SI56-05)  |  Gunbalanya / Oenpelli (West Arnhem Land NT SD53-01)  |  Blue Mountains (W Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Other authors/contributors Domingo Sanz, Inés  |  Fiore, Dánae  |  May, Sally K  |  World Archaeological Congress 2003 : Washington, D.C.)

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