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Continuing Writings on Stone

Camina Weasel Moccasin

in Archaeologies of Listening

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056241
eISBN:
9780813058054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056241.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores the concept of contemporary rock-art making as a form of repatriation. According to Blackfoot culture the making of rock art is considered a sacred act that involves ... More


Rock Art, Historical Ontologies, and the Genealogy of Landscape: A Case Study from the Southern Andes (30° lat. S)

María Cecilia Lozada (ed.)

in Andean Ontologies: New Archaeological Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056371
eISBN:
9780813058184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056371.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Prehispanic ontologies can be conceptualized as historically situated meshworks that unfold particular engagements among humans, other-than-humans, places and substances. The affective and animacy ... More


Indelible Messages from Newgrange to Kakadu Park

Rosemary A. Joyce

in The Future of Nuclear Waste: What Art and Archaeology Can Tell Us about Securing the World's Most Hazardous Material

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888138
eISBN:
9780190888176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888138.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

This chapter examines the diverse features cited to justify the idea that inscriptions on the surfaces of the monoliths could convey meanings into the future. Experts and government agencies changed ... More


The Mesolithic Horizon and Associated Rock Art

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter demonstrates that our knowledge of the early Mesolithic in India amounts to very little: only eight excavated sites with proper occupational evidence and early dates in limited areas of ... More


Materials, Colour, and Light

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the material properties of light. It suggests that light alters the experiential appreciation of materials; and that the effects of light are as significant as solid features ... More


Lifting the Painted Veil: The quest for meaning

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter outlines some of the theories put forward by archaeologists to suggest why Palaeolithic people painted, engraved, and sculpted rock walls. Their theories range from Palaeolithic art ... More


American Place-Making: Dighton Rock as a Portuguese Relic

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Edmund Burke Delabarre’s Miguel Corte-Real theory for Dighton Rock is embraced by the Portuguese-American community of New England and becomes the dominant interpretation, leading to the creation of ... More


Denial and Atonement: The discovery of Upper Palaeolithic rock art and the definition of style

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the Palaeolithic rock art discoveries of Don Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, Émile Rivière, and Henri Breuil; discoveries at caves in Les Combarelles and Font-de-Gaume in France ... More


Where and When?: The distribution of Upper Palaeolithic rock art sites in western Europe

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

There are more than 360 known Upper Palaeolithic rock art sites in western Europe. These are widely distributed from Gibraltar to central England and from Portugal to Italy, with the greatest numbers ... More


Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Douglas Hunter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Claimed by many to be the most frequently documented artifact in American archeology, Dighton Rock is a forty-ton boulder covered in petroglyphs in southern Massachusetts. First noted by New England ... More


Watauinaiwa

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on the connections between primitive rock art and the spiritual world. It asks: When, where, and how did this investing of the physical world with a spiritual dimension first ... More


Epilogue

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reflects on the effect of personal experience: seeing rock art at first hand had a lasting effect on the author, causing him to seek out other examples, to identify similarities and ... More


Palaeolithic Music Archaeology 2: Other Sound-Producers

Iain Morley

in The Prehistory of Music: Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234080
eISBN:
9780191804281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234080.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines archaeological evidence for the existence of sound-producing artefacts such as rasps, bullroarers, and caves in the Paleolithic Period. It discusses the use of bone, ivory, or ... More


Building the First Persian Empire

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the construction of the Achaemenid empire and its royal residence cities including Persepolis, Susa, Ecbatana and Babylon. It also explores the role of rock art and ritual in ... More


Found Objects in the Musical Practices of Hunter-Gatherers: Implications for the Evolution of Instrumental Music

Pedro Espi-Sanchis and Nicholas Bannan

in Music, Language, and Human Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199227341
eISBN:
9780191804274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227341.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the musical practices of hunter-gatherers and the evolution of instrumental music. It analyses whether fossil and artefact record of claimed musical instruments were ... More


Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Andrew Meirion Jones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Humans occupy a material environment that is constantly changing. Yet in the twentieth century, archaeologists studying British prehistory have overlooked this fact in their search for past systems ... More


The Garden of Eden Moment

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter considers when, where, and how the ‘Garden of Eden moment’ occurred, i.e., human beings’ creation of symbolic representations of others through various forms of image-making such as cave ... More


Pre-Roman Iron Age Boats and Rocks in the North: Reality and Reflection

John Coles

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This chapter is offered to Barry Cunliffe as a token of the respect that I have for his immense contribution to studies of the European Iron Age. Our research interests have sometimes overlapped, ... More


The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe

Marta Díaz-Guardamino, Leonardo García Sanjuán, and David Wheatley (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198724605
eISBN:
9780191916823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724605.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This volume explores the pervasive influence exerted by some prehistoric monuments on European social life over thousands of years, and reveals how they can act as a node linking people through ... More


Altamira, Cantabria, Spain

Andrew J. Lawson

in Painted Caves: Palaeolithic Rock Art in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698226
eISBN:
9780191804908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698226.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Altamira cave, the first painted cave to be claimed as Palaeolithic. The cave's ceiling is painted with lifelike images of animals, mainly bison, in different postures, some ... More


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