Rock Art of the Pacific: Context and Intertextuality

Meredith Wilson, Christopher Ballard

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    This chapter sets out to provide an overview of the rock art of the Pacific region, previous studies having focused largely on particular techniques or specific areas within the region. The study expands the frame of analysis to encompass the wider geographical setting of Oceania and seeks to place the region's rock art within a series of contexts that might enhance our understanding of its significance. These contexts include ethnographic access to continuities in the production and meaning of art and an appreciation of the embeddedness of rock art within a suite of other symbolic media, allowing for the intertextual exchange of motifs and meanings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art
    Editors Bruno David and Ian J. McNiven
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
    PublisherOxford Handbooks Online
    ISBN (Print)9780190607357
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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