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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. 1. An ancient tradition in today’s South Africa
  2. pp. 7-27
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  1. 2. Conflicting perspectives and traditions
  2. pp. 28-48
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  1. 3. Keys to the past
  2. pp. 49-63
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  1. 4. Threads of light
  2. pp. 64-84
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  1. 5. The mind in the brain
  2. pp. 85-103
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  1. 6. Capturing the rain
  2. pp. 104-117
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  1. 7. Making an image
  2. pp. 118-136
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  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 139-140
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 141-151
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 153-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-157
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780821444580
Related ISBN
9780821420454
MARC Record
OCLC
828494602
Pages
158
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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