New rock art discoveries in the Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Title New rock art discoveries in the Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Author Tacon, Paul; Boivin, Nicole; Hampson, Jamie; Blinkhorn, James; Korisettar, Ravi; Petraglia, Michael
Journal Name Antiquity
Editor Martin Carver
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Antiquity Publications
Abstract The authors have surveyed the little known paintings of the Kurnool area in central south India, bringing to light the varied work of artists active from the Palaeolithic to the present day. By classifying the images and observing their local superposition and global parallels, they present us with an evolving trend – from the realistic drawings of large deer by hunter-gatherers, through the symbolic humans of the Iron Age to the hand-prints of more recent pilgrims and garish life-size modern 'scarecrows'. Here are the foundations for one of the world's longest sequences of rock art.
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Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Antiquity Publications. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 84
Issue Number 324
Page from 335
Page to 350
ISSN 0003-598X
Date Accessioned 2010-12-20
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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