Representations and Communications: Creating an Archaeological Matrix of Late Prehistoric Rock Art

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-31
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In this volume, which is the outcome of the four-year long collaboration project SARA (Scandinavian and Atlantic Rock Art) between the archaeology department at University of Gothenburg and the Laboratory of Heritage of Spanish National Research Council, nine papers summarize new excavation and survey results, advanced studies of iconography and intriguing landscape studies. It addresses topics such as human activities in the vicinity and surroundings of rock-art panels, movement and communication, ritual and symbolism, and finally representations and constructions of landscapes. The book is a sophisticated study of the rock art of two major regions of prehistoric Europe, but one with implications for research over a much wider area. It is wide-ranging, topical and will no doubt also be controversial. Contributors include Per Nilsson, Manuel Santos Estevez, Yolanda Seoane Veiga, Johan Ling, Asa C. Fredell, Marco Garcia Quintela, Kristian Kristiansen, Lasse Bengtsson and Felipe Criado Boado.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
A Life Aquatic? Looking at the relationships between settlements, rock art and sea levels in the Himmelstalund region of eastern Swedenp. 1
Rock Art and Archaeological Excavations in Campo Lameiro, Galicia: A new chronological proposal for the Atlantic rock artp. 16
Elevated Rock Art: Maritime images and situationsp. 31
A Mo(ve)ment in Time? A comparative study of a rock-picture theme in Galicia and Bohuslšnp. 52
Bodily Attributes and Semantic Expressions: Knees in rock art and Indo-European symbolismp. 75
Rock Art and Religion: The sun journey in Indo-European mythology and Bronze Age rock artp. 93
To Excavate Images: Some results from the Tanum Rock Art Project 1997-2004p. 116
Perspectives in European Rock Art: The archaeology of glancep. 132
The Spaces of Representation and the Domestication of Landscape in Rock Art Societiesp. 144
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