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From rainbow snakes to x-ray fish : the nature of the recent rock painting tradition of western Arnhem Land, Australia / Paul S.C. Tacon

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From rainbow snakes to x-ray fish : the nature of the recent rock painting tradition of western Arnhem Land, Australia / Paul S.C. Tacon
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From rainbow snakes to x-ray fish : the nature of the recent rock painting tradition of western Arnhem Land, Australia / Paul S.C. Tacon
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The meaning of x-ray rock art to West Arnhem Land Aboriginal society; definition of x-ray art; summary of rock art, archaeological and environmental research in West Arnhem Land; regional rock art chronology; territorial groupings; theory and method of rock art studies; use of ethnographic analogy; geographical distribution of art sites; analysis of colour, technique and subject matter; detailed examination of fish representations and distribution; relation of rock art to Dreaming, time and the sacred; mythological subjects, including female creator beings, rainbow snakes, totamic beings, evil spirits and Mimi; seasonality; fish symbolism; colour associations with rainbow snake, fish, water, bone and rock; creation beliefs, death beliefs and world view; comparison with Kunwinjku, Eastern Arnhem Land and Jawoyn art systems; rock art and history. Appendix A - Western Arnhem Land rock art chronologies; Appendix B - list of rock art sites recorded; Appendix C - sample list of superimpositions at xray sites; Appendix D - glossary of subjects in rock art; Appendix E - contingency tables
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1958-
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Tacon, Paul S. C.
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From rainbow snakes to x-ray fish : the nature of the recent rock painting tradition of western Arnhem Land, Australia / Paul S.C. Tacon
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Bibliography; leaves 413-440; Includes tables; Typescript; Thesis (Ph.D.) - Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., 1989
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M0069733
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2 v.; ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.), maps
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Open access - reading. Partial copying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
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0007834
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From rainbow snakes to x-ray fish : the nature of the recent rock painting tradition of western Arnhem Land, Australia / Paul S.C. Tacon
Publication
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Bibliography; leaves 413-440; Includes tables; Typescript; Thesis (Ph.D.) - Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., 1989
Control code
M0069733
Extent
2 v.; ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.), maps
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0007834

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