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Rock art is one of the most visible and geographically widespread of cultural expressions, and it spans much of the period of our species' existence. Rock art also provides rare and often unique insights into the minds and visually creative capacities of our ancestors and how selected rock outcrops with ...
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art
Rock art is one of the most visible and geographically widespread of cultural expressions, and it spans much of the period of our species' existence. Rock art also provides rare and often unique insights into the minds and visually creative capacities of our ancestors and how selected rock outcrops with distinctive images were used to construct symbolic landscapes and shape worldviews. Equally important, rock art is often central to the expression of and engagement with spiritual entities and forces, and in all these dimensions it signals the diversity of cultural practices, across place and through time. Over the past 150 years, archaeologists have studied ancient arts on rock surfaces, both out in the open and within caves and rock shelters, and social anthropologists have revealed how people today use art in their daily lives. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art showcases examples of such research from around the world and across a broad range of cultural contexts, giving a sense of the art's regional variability, its antiquity, and how it is meaningful to people in the recent past and today - including how we have ourselves tended to make sense of the art of others, replete with our own preconceptions. It reviews past, present, and emerging theoretical approaches to rock art investigation and presents new, cutting-edge methods of rock art analysis for the student and professional researcher alike.
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183.750000 USD

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

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An Archaeology of Art and Writing: Early Egyptian Labels in Context
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41.990000 USD

An Archaeology of Art and Writing: Early Egyptian Labels in Context

by Kathryn Piquette
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The Practitioner's Toolbox: The Necessary Habits That Go Into Making Art
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7.340000 USD

The Practitioner's Toolbox: The Necessary Habits That Go Into Making Art

by Alexandra Kraeler Corbin
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Prehistoric and Primitive: Art Journal
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8.390000 USD

Prehistoric and Primitive: Art Journal

by Anthony R Carver
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Localisation Des Anciennes Occupations Humaines Au Sahel: Selon La Tradition Orale
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36.750000 USD

Localisation Des Anciennes Occupations Humaines Au Sahel: Selon La Tradition Orale

by Youba Bathily
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)
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8.280000 USD

2018-2019 Academic Planner Weekly and Monthly: Student Planner, College Planner, Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook (August 2018 - July 2019)

by Jinny Barns
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What does the breathtakingly beautiful art depicted on the walls of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira, tell us about the nature of the ancestral mind? How did these images spring, seemingly from nowhere into the human story? The Mind in the Cave puts forward the most plausible explanation ...
The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art
What does the breathtakingly beautiful art depicted on the walls of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira, tell us about the nature of the ancestral mind? How did these images spring, seemingly from nowhere into the human story? The Mind in the Cave puts forward the most plausible explanation yet proposed for the origins of image-making and art. This is a masterful piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors and on the nature of our own consciousness and experience.
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25.46 USD

The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

by David J. Lewis-Williams
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Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps one hundred thousand, at its peak in ...
Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps one hundred thousand, at its peak in 400 CE, it was the cultural, political, economic, and religious center of ancient Mesoamerica. A devastating fire in the city center led to a rapid decline after the middle of the sixth century, but Teotihuacan was never completely abandoned or forgotten; the Aztecs revered the city and its monuments, giving many of them the names we still use today. Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire examines new discoveries from the three main pyramids at the site-the Sun Pyramid, the Moon Pyramid, and, at the center of the Ciudadela complex, the Feathered Serpent Pyramid-which have fundamentally changed our understanding of the city's history. With illustrations of the major objects from Mexico City's Museo Nacional de Antropologia and from the museums and storage facilities of the Zona de Monumentos Arqueologicos de Teotihuacan, along with selected works from US and European collections, the catalogue examines these cultural artifacts to understand the roles that offerings of objects and programs of monumental sculpture and murals throughout the city played in the lives of Teotihuacan's citizens. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Exhibition dates: de Young, San Francisco, September 30, 2017-February 11, 2018 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), March-June 2018
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78.750000 USD

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire

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Humanity's written history stretches back only 5,000 years, a mere blip on the timeline of our existence. If you want to know what it really means to be fully human, to see the whole story, you need to go back. Way, way back. Prehistoric humans couldn't write, but they were ...
The 50 Greatest Prehistoric Sites of the World
Humanity's written history stretches back only 5,000 years, a mere blip on the timeline of our existence. If you want to know what it really means to be fully human, to see the whole story, you need to go back. Way, way back. Prehistoric humans couldn't write, but they were adept at telling their own stories. On every continent and outpost where they gained a foothold, they left signs for modern man to decipher. From the Middle Bronze Age settlement of Arkaim on the Kazakh Steppes to the temples of the Olmec in Mexico; from one of the first European proto-cities at Nebelivka in Ukraine to the neolithic henges of Avebury and Stonehenge; from the dolmens of Antequera in the heart of Andalucia to the megalithic culture that thrived in isolation on Indonesia's tiny Nias Island.
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15.34 USD

The 50 Greatest Prehistoric Sites of the World

by Barry Stone
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Looks at cave paintings 10,000 and 30,000 years ago and asks Who and What were they for?, Was there a human or religious meaning?. How were they drawn? These and many other mysteries are tackled in this thought provoking study
Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings
Looks at cave paintings 10,000 and 30,000 years ago and asks Who and What were they for?, Was there a human or religious meaning?. How were they drawn? These and many other mysteries are tackled in this thought provoking study
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30.70 USD

Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings

by Bertrand David
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME I provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, the 15th edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich ...
Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I
GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, VOLUME I provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions! Easy to read and understand, the 15th edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations, and incorporating new artists and art forms -- all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. A complete online learning environment, including all images and an eBook, also is available. The unique Scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter summarize the chapter's important concepts.
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124.54 USD

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I

by Fred Kleiner
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Hidden away in the canyons of a highly restricted military base on the edge of the Mojave Desert is the largest concentration of rock art in North America, possibly in the world. Images of animals, shamans, and puzzling abstract forms were peckedand painted on stone over thousands of years by ...
Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos
Hidden away in the canyons of a highly restricted military base on the edge of the Mojave Desert is the largest concentration of rock art in North America, possibly in the world. Images of animals, shamans, and puzzling abstract forms were peckedand painted on stone over thousands of years by a now long-gone culture. Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos is a multivocal investigation of this art. Acclaimed cinematographer Paul Goldsmith takes the reader on a visual journey through this limited access area with more than 160 stunningcolor photographs. The book is structured around Goldsmith's treks into the remote desert canyons and his meetings with archaeologists, Native Americans, a psychologist, an artist, bow hunters, and the commanding officer in charge of the military base. The result is a visually striking book that gives the viewer a personal and visceral experience of this enigmatic art.
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20.950000 USD

Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos

by Paul Goldsmith
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Where do we find the world's very first art? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms and colours? Were our once-cousins, the Neanderthals, also capable of creating art? Prehistorians have been asking these questions of our ancestors for decades, but only very recently, with the development ...
The First Artists: In Search of the World's Oldest Art
Where do we find the world's very first art? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms and colours? Were our once-cousins, the Neanderthals, also capable of creating art? Prehistorians have been asking these questions of our ancestors for decades, but only very recently, with the development of cutting-edge scientific and archaeological techniques, have we been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art. Overturning the traditional Eurocentric vision of our artistic origins, which has focused almost exclusively on the Franco-Spanish cave art, Paul Bahn and Michel Lorblanchet take the reader on a search for the earliest art across the whole world. They show that our earliest ancestors were far from being the creatively impoverished primitives of past accounts, and Europe was by no means the only `cradle' of art; the artistic impulse developed in the human mind wherever it travelled. The long universal history of art mirrors the development of humanity.
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31.450000 USD

The First Artists: In Search of the World's Oldest Art

by Paul Bahn, Michel Lorblanchet
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The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world-the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Join renowned archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger on an Indiana Jones-worthy adventure from the open-air rock art sites of northern Portugal to the ...
The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols
The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world-the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Join renowned archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger on an Indiana Jones-worthy adventure from the open-air rock art sites of northern Portugal to the dark depths of a remote cave in Spain that can only be reached by sliding face-first through the mud. Von Petzinger looks past the beautiful horses, powerful bison, graceful ibex, and faceless humans in the ancient paintings. Instead, she's obsessed with the abstract geometric images that accompany them, the terse symbols that appear more often than any other kinds of figures-signs that have never really been studied or explained until now. Part travel journal, part popular science, part personal narrative, von Petzinger's groundbreaking book starts to crack the code on the first form of graphic communication. It's in her blood, as this talented scientist's grandmother served as a code-breaker at Bletchley. Discernible patterns emerge that point to abstract thought and expression, and for the first time, we can begin to understand the changes that might have been happening inside the minds of our Ice Age ancestors-offering a glimpse of when they became us.
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17.850000 USD

The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

by Genevieve Von Petzinger
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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in ...
The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines
Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines 'prehistoric' even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.
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187.69 USD

The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

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It was 1830 when an English scientist named Henry De la Beche painted the first piece of paleoart, a dazzling, deliciously macabre vision of prehistoric reptiles battling underwater. Since then, artists the world over have conjured up visions of dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other creatures, shaping our understanding of ...
Paleoart. Visions of the Prehistoric Past
It was 1830 when an English scientist named Henry De la Beche painted the first piece of paleoart, a dazzling, deliciously macabre vision of prehistoric reptiles battling underwater. Since then, artists the world over have conjured up visions of dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other creatures, shaping our understanding of the primeval past through their exhilarating images. In this unprecedented new book, writer Zoe Lescaze and artist Walton Ford present the astonishing history of paleoart from 1830 to 1990. These are not cave paintings produced thousands of years ago, but modern visions of prehistory: stunning paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, mosaics, and murals that mingle scientific fact with unbridled fantasy. The collection provides an in-depth look at this neglected niche of art history and shows how the artists charged with imagining extinct creatures often projected their own aesthetic whims onto prehistory, rendering the primordial past with dashes of Romanticism, Impressionism, Japonisme, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau, among other influences. With an incisive essay from Lescaze, a preface by Ford, four fold-outs, and dozens of details, the book showcases a stunning collection of artworks culled from major natural history museums, obscure archives, and private collections, and includes new photography of key works, including Charles R. Knight's seminal paintings in Chicago and little-known masterpieces such as A. M. Belashov's monumental mosaic in Moscow. From the fearsome to the fantastical, Paleoart is a celebration of prehistoric animals in art, and a novel chance to understand our favorite extinct beasts through an art historical lens.
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105.000000 USD

Paleoart. Visions of the Prehistoric Past

by Walton Ford, Zoe Lescaze
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Deep underground, hidden from view, some of humanity's earliest artistic endeavours have lain buried for thousands of years. The most ancient artworks were portable objects, left on cave floors. Shell beads signal that 100,000 years ago humans had developed a sense of self and a desire to beautify the body; ...
Cave Art
Deep underground, hidden from view, some of humanity's earliest artistic endeavours have lain buried for thousands of years. The most ancient artworks were portable objects, left on cave floors. Shell beads signal that 100,000 years ago humans had developed a sense of self and a desire to beautify the body; ostrich eggshells incised with curious geometric patterns hint at how communities used art, through the power of symbols, to communicate ways of doing things and bind people together. In time, people came to adorn cave walls with symbols, some abstract, others vivid arrangements of animals and humans. Often undisturbed for tens of thousands of years, these were among the first visual symbols that humans shared with each other. However, as archaeologist Bruno David reveals, we have ways of unlocking their secrets. Sometimes these lie in the art itself, sometimes lying on the ground, or buried beneath where people have left traces of what they did, footprints of the ancestors. In pictures and words, David tells the story of this mysterious world of decorated caves, from the oldest known `painting kits', found virtually intact after their use 100,000 years ago in South Africa, to the magnificent murals of the European Ice Age that are so famous today. Showcasing the most astounding discoveries made in the past 150 years of archaeological exploration, Cave Art explores these creative achievements, from our remotest ancestors to recent times, and what they tell us about the human past and ourselves today.
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22.10 USD

Cave Art

by Bruno David
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On 12 September 1940, four teenagers accidentally stumbled across a hole in the hillside overlooking the village of Montignac, France. This opening the entrance to the Lascaux Cave and its network of chambers brought to light stunning 17,000- year-old paintings that vividly depicted a whole host of animals and figures. ...
The Splendour of Lascaux: Rediscovering the Greatest Treasure of Prehistoric Art
On 12 September 1940, four teenagers accidentally stumbled across a hole in the hillside overlooking the village of Montignac, France. This opening the entrance to the Lascaux Cave and its network of chambers brought to light stunning 17,000- year-old paintings that vividly depicted a whole host of animals and figures. The discovery was to become one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. By the 1950s, however, the sheer number of visitors to the cave was causing the paintings to deteriorate, forcing the Ministry of Cultural Affairs finally to close it to the public in 1963. A key figure at Frances National Centre for Prehistory, Norbert Aujoulat has been fascinated by the Lascaux Cave ever since his first visit back in 1970 and has spent several years researching its ancient art. In successive chapters, he takes us on a thorough exploration of the historic site, detailing the geological and archaeological background of the area and guiding us through the individual chambers and paintings from their very beginnings right up to the present day. By capturing the beauty and essence of these world-renowned masterpieces, this richly illustrated and extensive study enables each and every one of us to experience the magical atmosphere of Lascaux for ourselves.
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76.79 USD

The Splendour of Lascaux: Rediscovering the Greatest Treasure of Prehistoric Art

by Norbert Aujoulat
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How may Bohuslan rock art and landscape be perceived and understood? Since the Bronze Age, the landscape has been transformed by shore displacement but, largely due to misunderstanding and certain ideas about the character of Bronze Age society, rock art research in Tanum has drawn much of its inspiration from ...
Elevated Rock Art
How may Bohuslan rock art and landscape be perceived and understood? Since the Bronze Age, the landscape has been transformed by shore displacement but, largely due to misunderstanding and certain ideas about the character of Bronze Age society, rock art research in Tanum has drawn much of its inspiration from the present agrarian landscape. This perception of the landscape has not been a major issue. This volume, republished from the GOTAC Serie B (Gothenburg Archaeological thesis 49) aims to shed light on the process of shore displacement and its social and cognitive implications for the interpretation of rock art in the prehistoric landscape. The findings clearly show that in the Bronze Age, the majority of rock art sites in Bohuslan had a very close spatial connection to the sea. Much rock art analysis focuses on the contemplative observer. The more direct activities related to rock art are seldom fully considered. Here, the basic conditions for the production of rock art, social theory and approaches to image, communication, symbolism and social action are discussed and related to palpable social forms of the reading of rock art. The general location and content of the Bronze Age remains indicate a tendency towards the maritime realm, which seems to have included both socio-ritual and socio-economic matters of production and consumption and that Bronze Age groups in Bohuslan were highly active and mobile. The numerous configurations of ship images on the rocks could indicate a general transition or drift towards the maritime realm. Marking or manifesting such transitions in some way may have been important and it is tempting to perceive the rock art as traces of such transitions or positions in the landscape. All this points to a maritime understanding of Bronze Age rock art in northern Bohuslan.
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68.25 USD

Elevated Rock Art

by Johan Ling
Hardback
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