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The Resource Dreamtime superhighway : Sydney Basin rock art and prehistoric information exchange, Jo McDonald

Dreamtime superhighway : Sydney Basin rock art and prehistoric information exchange, Jo McDonald

Label
Dreamtime superhighway : Sydney Basin rock art and prehistoric information exchange
Title
Dreamtime superhighway
Title remainder
Sydney Basin rock art and prehistoric information exchange
Statement of responsibility
Jo McDonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Presents a thorough and original contextualization of the rock art and archaeology of the Sydney Basin. By combining excavation results with rock art analysis it demontrates that a true archaeology of rock art can provide insights into rock art image-making in people's social and cultural lives. Based on a PhD dissertation, this monograph is a significantly revised and updated study which draws forcefully on rich and new data from extensive recent research - much of it by McDonald herself. Mcdonald has developed a model that suggests that visual culture - such as rock art making and its images and forms - could be understood as a system of communication, as a way of signaling group identifying behaviour." -- cover. Annotation pending
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Josephine
Dewey number
709.011309944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Terra Australis
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock paintings
  • Petroglyphs
  • Visual communication in art
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Dreamtime superhighway : Sydney Basin rock art and prehistoric information exchange, Jo McDonald
Link
http://epress.anu.edu.au/terra_australis/ta27/pdf_instructions.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 352-380
Contents
Introduction -- The Sydney Basin - Environmental context -- Social context -- Archaeological context -- The rock art of the Sydney basin -- Excavations at Yengo 1 and Yengo 2 -- Excavation at the Great Mackerel Rockshelter -- Excavatiions at Upside-down-man -- The contemporaneity of art and deposit -- diachronic variations in the art of the Sydney basin -- Synchronic variation: Sydney basin engraved art -- Regional synchronic variation: shelter art -- Dreamtime superhighway: modelling with a regional style
Control code
000043268496
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 380 p.
Isbn
9781921536168
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Dreamtime superhighway : Sydney Basin rock art and prehistoric information exchange, Jo McDonald
Link
http://epress.anu.edu.au/terra_australis/ta27/pdf_instructions.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 352-380
Contents
Introduction -- The Sydney Basin - Environmental context -- Social context -- Archaeological context -- The rock art of the Sydney basin -- Excavations at Yengo 1 and Yengo 2 -- Excavation at the Great Mackerel Rockshelter -- Excavatiions at Upside-down-man -- The contemporaneity of art and deposit -- diachronic variations in the art of the Sydney basin -- Synchronic variation: Sydney basin engraved art -- Regional synchronic variation: shelter art -- Dreamtime superhighway: modelling with a regional style
Control code
000043268496
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 380 p.
Isbn
9781921536168
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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