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By Andrew Meirion Jones,Joakim Goldhahn,Ingrid Fuglestvedt,Andrew Jones

ISBN-10: 1842174053

ISBN-13: 9781842174050

This quantity derives from a workshop held on the collage of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden among the 20-24 of October 2008. the purpose of this collecting was once to supply a discussion board for rock artwork researchers from assorted components of northern Europe to debate conventional in addition to present interpretative tendencies inside rock artwork study.

altering photos goals to come to conventional interpretative notions concerning the that means and importance of rock paintings to enquire if and why any info were left in the back of to recuperate and reconsider. over the last a long time, there has been a massive worldwide curiosity between archaeologists and anthropologists in learning rock artwork. examine in northern Europe, as somewhere else, has intensely explored a manifold of methodological and theoretical views. each one of these experiences even though, were released in languages that seldom achieve past the local audio system of Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish, Russian or Finnish. as a result a major motivation for this quantity is to attempt to apprise the various present events inside this box of analysis and current it for an foreign viewers.

those papers discover the relevance of older rules, similar to notions approximately prehistoric faith, ritual functionality, sympathetic magic, animism and totemism, the mindscapes of landscapes etc., in addition to the current "state of the artwork" in order to advance a broader knowing of the phenomenon we name rock paintings. This aspiration will be visible as a typical thread linking the various chapters during this e-book. asserting that, a few, if no longer all, of the articles awarded during this quantity problem the thought "rock artwork" itself, arguing that typically the rock, the "canvas" and particularly intangible yet both very important sensual encounters, equivalent to sound, echoes, contact and temporal phenomenological adjustments and the conception of adorned rock artwork panels, will be seemed, not less than, as very important because the "art" itself.

via reassessing conventional methods to Scandinavian rock artwork and creatively transforming those rules, while additionally addressing major new recommendations resembling the employer of rock and the performativity of rock artwork, this anthology of papers deals no longer just a photo of present debates, but additionally displays pivotal adjustments within the learn of rock art.

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