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Introduction to Rock Art Research

David Whitley



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Left Coast Press Inc
01 February 2011
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.
By:   David Whitley
Imprint:   Left Coast Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9781598746112
ISBN 10:   1598746111
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Replaced By:   9780367408664
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David S. Whitley is one of the leading North American experts on rock art. A former member of the Council of Directors of the ICOMOS Committee on Rock Art and head of a contract archaeology firm, he has published extensively on the subject both at an academic and more popular level. His key books on this topic include Art of the Shaman and Handbook of Rock Art Research. Whitley has done field work in the US, Guatemala, France, and South Africa, and has taught at the University of Witwatersrand and UCLA

Reviews for Introduction to Rock Art Research

A basic, clearly written introduction to rock art research which advocates an integrated approach that involves much more than fieldwork. --Oxbow Newsletter

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