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Ideology, Ritual Performance and Its Manifestations in the Rock Art of Timor-Leste and Kisar Island, Island Southeast Asia

O'Connor, Sue; Mahirta, Mahirta; Tanudirjo, Daud; Ririmasse, Marlon; Husni, Muhammad; Kealy, Shimona; Hawkins, Stuart; Alifah, Alifah

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Painted rock art occurs throughout the islands of the Western Pacific and has previously been argued to have motif and design elements in common, indicating that it was created within the context of a shared symbolic system. Here we report five new painted rock-art sites from Kisar Island in eastern Indonesia and investigate the commonalities between this art and the painted art corpus in Timor-Leste, the independent nation that forms the eastern part of the neighbouring island of Timor. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/238598
Source: Cambridge Archaeological Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S0959774317000816

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