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Inter- and Intra-regional Variation in the Austronesian Painting Tradition: A View from East Timor

O'Connor, Susan; Oliveira, Nuno


This article reports on the discovery of a new rock art site from East Timor that is located inland on the southern flanks of the central mountainous spine of the island. One particular painted motif, a socketed axe with haft, indicates that at least some of the motifs were painted c. 2000 B.P. This date and the stylistic and technical features of the art would place it within the later body of painted art associated with the Austronesian Painting Tradition (APT) elsewhere in the western...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspectives


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