Naturalism, nature and questions of style in Jinsha River rock art, northwest Yunnan, China

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Title Naturalism, nature and questions of style in Jinsha River rock art, northwest Yunnan, China
Author Tacon, Paul; Gang, Li; Decong, Yang; May, Sally K.; Hong, Liu; Aubert, Maxime; Xueping, Ji; Curnoe, Darren; Herries, Andy I.R.
Journal Name Cambridge Archaeological Journal
Editor John Robb
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract The naturalistic rock art of Yunnan Province is poorly known outside of China despite two decades of investigation by local researchers. The authors report on the first major international study of this art, its place in antiquity and its resemblance to some of the rock art of Europe, southern Africa and elsewhere. While not arguing a direct connection between China, Europe and other widely separated places, this article suggests that rock-art studies about the nature of style, culture contact and the transmission of iconography across space and time need to take better account of the results of neuroscience research, similar economic/ecological circumstances and the probability of independent invention.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. 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 20
Issue Number 1
Page from 67
Page to 86
ISSN 0959-7743
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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