Rock art : of the dreamtime : images of ancient Australia / Josephine Flood.

By: Flood, Josephine M
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Pymble, N.S.W : Angus and Robertson, 1997Description: xii, 372 pages : illustrations (some color) maps, ports ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0207189080Subject(s): Aboriginal Australians -- Art | Aboriginal Australians - Antiquities. -- Antiquities | Rock paintings -- Australia
Contents:
1. In the beginning -- 2. Deep below the Nullarbor Plain : Koonalda Cave -- 3. Art of the limestone : finger markings in caves coast to coast -- 4. From lines to circles in the Mount Gambier Caves, South Australia -- Desert varnish and ancient engravings in arid Australia -- 6. Art of the big-game hunters : the red centre -- 7. The Panaramitee tradition in time and space -- 8. The Tasmanian paradox -- 9. Rock art in tropical Australia -- 10. Land of the Lightning Brothers -- 11. Epilogue.
Summary: "This study takes readers on a journey through prehistory, from enigmatic finger markings and hand stencils, found in the limestone caverns to life-size paintings of Ancestral Beings in the tropical north. It gives an overview of recent research, dating techniques and discoveries."
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Includes index.

Bibliography: pages 361-364.

1. In the beginning -- 2. Deep below the Nullarbor Plain : Koonalda Cave -- 3. Art of the limestone : finger markings in caves coast to coast -- 4. From lines to circles in the Mount Gambier Caves, South Australia -- Desert varnish and ancient engravings in arid Australia -- 6. Art of the big-game hunters : the red centre -- 7. The Panaramitee tradition in time and space -- 8. The Tasmanian paradox -- 9. Rock art in tropical Australia -- 10. Land of the Lightning Brothers -- 11. Epilogue.

"This study takes readers on a journey through prehistory, from enigmatic finger markings and hand stencils, found in the limestone caverns to life-size paintings of Ancestral Beings in the tropical north. It gives an overview of recent research, dating techniques and discoveries."

ANBG copy donated by Betty and Don Wood, August 2022.

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