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Title   Archaeologies of Art Time Place & Identity 

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Author   SANZ FIORE ET AL  ISBN   9781598742657  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Left Coast Press Inc  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Anthropology  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2009 
Subject   Archaeology 
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Synopsis This international volume draws together key research that examines visual arts of the past and contemporary indigenous societies. Placing each art style in its temporal and geographic context, the contributors show how depictions represent social mechanisms of identity construction, and how stylistic differences in product and process serve to reinforce cultural identity. Examples stretch from the Paleolithic to contemporary world and include rock art, body art, and portable arts. Ethnographic studies of contemporary art production and use, such as among contemporary Aboriginal groups, are included to help illuminate artistic practices and meanings in the past. The volume reflects the diversity of approaches used by archaeologists to incorporate visual arts into their analysis of past cultures and should be of great value to archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians.

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