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Dreamtime Superhighway: Sydney Basin Rock Art and Prehistoric Information Exchange

McDonald, Jo

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Dreamtime Superhighway 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 demonstrates 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...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Jo
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-26T01:44:44Z
dc.date.available2021-03-26T01:44:44Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781921536168
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/227861
dc.description.abstractDreamtime Superhighway 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 demonstrates 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 artmaking and its images and forms—could be understood as a system of communication, as a way of signaling group identifying behaviour. For the archaeologist of art, the anthropologist of art and those of us who try to think about past worlds… this monograph is a must read. Margaret W. Conkey University of California, Berkeley
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTerra Australis
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleDreamtime Superhighway: Sydney Basin Rock Art and Prehistoric Information Exchange
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued2008-08
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.identifier.doi10.22459/DS.08.2008
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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