What's new in Canadian Shield Rock Art
The last few years of archaeological fieldwork in Eastern Canadian Shield have allowed the identification of some new figures in the graphic content of sites already documented by other researchers in Ontario. But this context has led also to the discovery of new rock art sites in this province as well as in Québec. These rock painting sites but also the new engraving sites found help more than ever to better understand the variability and complexity of the iconographic themes privileged by the First nations' ancestors in relation with their worldviews and the symbolic links associated with their sacred landscape. Our paper will discuss the nature and importance of this scientific endeavour, and a few insights will be offered about the possible rock art narratives that can be yielded by those sites.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2016) •
- Rock Art: Methodology and Interpretation in the Archaeology of the Site
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What's new in Canadian Shield Rock Art. Daniel Arsenault, Serge Lemaitre. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403474)
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