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    DescriptionPaul G. Bahn provides a richly illustrated overview of prehistoric rock art and cave art from around the world. Summarizing the recent advances in our understanding of this extraordinary visual record, he discusses new discoveries, new approaches to recording and interpretation, and current problems in conservation. Bahn focuses in particular on current issues in the interpretation of rock art, notably the 'shamanic' interpretation that has been influential in recent years and that he refutes. This book is based on the Rhind Lectures that the author delivered for the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2006.


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    Title
    Prehistoric Rock Art
    Subtitle
    Polemics and Progress
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul G. Bahn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 238
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521140874
    ISBN 10: 0521140870
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    BIC subject category V2: ACBK
    BISAC V2.8: ART015050
    BIC subject category V2: ACC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 709.0113
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 709.01/13
    LC classification: GN799.P4 B34 2010
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NKD
    Illustrations note
    90 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Paul G. Bahn is one of the world's leading scholars and popularizers of archaeology. The author or co-author of more than thirty books, he is the author of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art. His articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including Nature, and he is an editorial consultant to Archaeology Magazine, DIG, and Antiquity.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Art on the rocks; 2. Myths and meanings; 3. The emperor's new clothes I: sloppy tailoring; 4. The emperor's new clothes II: fashion disasters; 5. Location, location, location; 6. The votive motive; 7. Mustn't crumble; Conclusion.