World Rock Art: from Palaeolithic to Present
This course will consider rock art studies in several geographic regions of the world, in order to present to students the extent of rock art sites and heritage from a global point of view. The approach will be broadly comparative, exploring the character of regional traditions, the role of different ecologies (cave art vs open-air art) and social structures in shaping the character of rock art traditions. Regions from which case studies are to be drawn will include: Europe (Palaeolithic and Post-Palaeolithic), Africa (Saharan and Sub-Saharan), Australia/Oceania, the Middle East and Asia, North and South America.
For registered students
Availability: Running in 2012-13