Marks and meeting grounds

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Rock art has long been a source of interest and inspiration for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike. Such encounters between the makers, viewers, and traces of the past and present—might be viewed as a kind of exchange or contact. Yet much of the study of contact rock art regards art as though it were an endpoint or closure of the contact experience. In this respect the image is relegated to the past, and research is a process of looking back at an exchange that has already occurred. In contrast, and in keeping with the general theme of this volume, I want to treat rock art as a starting point capable of generating dialogue in and about the present.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelating to Rock Art in the Contemporary World
Subtitle of host publicationNavigating Symbolism, Meaning and Significance
EditorsLiam M. Brady, Paul S.C. Tacon
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherUniversity Press of Colorado
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781607324980
ISBN (Print)9781607324973
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


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