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San Rock Art (Ohio Short Histories of Africa)

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San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years up until the nineteenth century. There are possibly just as many still awaiting discovery.

Taking as his starting point the magnificent Linton panel in the Iziko-South African Museum in Cape Town, J. D. Lewis-Williams examines the artistic and cultural significance of rock art and how this art sheds light on how San image-makers conceived their world. It also details the European encounter with rock art as well as the contentious European interaction with the artists’ descendants, the contemporary San people.

About the Author

J. D. Lewis-Williams is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has written more than 135 articles in a wide variety of academic journals as well as authored or coauthored more than sixteen books. His recent books include the award-winning The Mind in the Cave; Inside the Neolithic Mind, co-authored with David Pearce; and Conceiving God: The Cognitive Origin and Evolution of Religion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780821420454
Author:
Lewis-williams, J. David
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Author:
Lewis-Williams, J. David
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Ohio Short Histories of Africa
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
yes, BandW photos and drawings
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » African
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Africa » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General

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