Institute of Archaeology

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Course description

World Rock Art: from Palaeolithic to Present (© Didier Bouakaze-Khan)

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.

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