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Memorialization and the Stencilled Rock Art of Mirarr Country, Northern Australia

Hayward, John; Johnston, Iain; May, Sally K.; Tacon, Paul

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This paper addresses the motivations for producing the rare object stencils found in the rock art of western Arnhem Land. We present evidence for 84 stencils recorded as part of the Mirarr Gunwarddebim project in western Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Ranging from boomerangs to dilly bags, armlets and spearthrowers, this assemblage suggests something other than a common or ongoing culture practice of stencilling objects used in everyday life. Instead, we suggest that these stencils represent...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHayward, John
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Iain
dc.contributor.authorMay, Sally K.
dc.contributor.authorTacon, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T12:10:25Z
dc.identifier.issn0959-7743
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/159348
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the motivations for producing the rare object stencils found in the rock art of western Arnhem Land. We present evidence for 84 stencils recorded as part of the Mirarr Gunwarddebim project in western Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Ranging from boomerangs to dilly bags, armlets and spearthrowers, this assemblage suggests something other than a common or ongoing culture practice of stencilling objects used in everyday life. Instead, we suggest that these stencils represent an entirely different function in rock art through a process of memorialization that was rare, opportunistic and highly selective.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.sourceCambridge Archaeological Journal
dc.titleMemorialization and the Stencilled Rock Art of Mirarr Country, Northern Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume28
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor210101 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB9584
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHayward, John, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationJohnston, Iain, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMay, Sally K., Griffith University
local.contributor.affiliationTacon, Paul, Griffith University
local.description.embargo2039-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S095977431800015X
local.identifier.absseo970121 - Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:22:01Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85044079162
dc.provenanceJournal: Cambridge Archaeological Journal (ISSN: 0959-7743, ESSN: 1474-0540) RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green journal Paid OA: A paid open access option is available for this journal. Author's Pre-print: green tick author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) Author's Post-print: green tick author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) Publisher's Version/PDF: cross author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF
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