Why did people begin to make rock art?: A study case from Central North of Chile
Author(s): Andres Troncoso
The origin of rock art has frequently asked from an evolutionary and cognitive perspective to understand the dawn of making images in the Paleolithic. But in many regions of the world the beginnings of rock art production occurred later. The Central North of Chile is one of these places. In this area, the practice of marking and chipping rocks surfaces started around 2.000 BCE in coherence with the transition from the Middle to the Late Holocene and the start of many transformations in the hunter-gatherer's way of living. Our paper approach this question, discussing how this new practice and materiality in the start of rock art in the area was a result of new relationships with the world, landscapes and the substances that composed it.
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Why did people begin to make rock art?: A study case from Central North of Chile. Andres Troncoso. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430056)
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