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Scenes and Non-Scenes in Rock Art: Are There Things We Can Learn about Cognitive Evolution from the Differences

Author(s): Iain Davidson

Year: 2017

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Analysis of rock art in several regions shows great variability in the presence or absence of combinations of individual images that can be considered as scenes in our graphic traditions. This presentation will consider examples from Australia, Europe and North America to show that the differences in the way people represented the world are significant about how they related to the world.


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Scenes and Non-Scenes in Rock Art: Are There Things We Can Learn about Cognitive Evolution from the Differences. Iain Davidson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430854)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America