Narratives of the New World seldom begin without a bold pronouncement and an adventurous journey, yet the archaeology of rock art proposes a more nuanced account of the cross - cultural past: a new ground where the encounters, effects, and discoveries are felt on all sides. This chapter considers how researchers might discern processes of " contact " in less immediately obvious images. Focusing on a specific assemblage, this chapter explores the distances, both sociocultural and geographical, that Indigenous people traversed in making rock art. It is suggested that not only does rock art record a history of cross - cultural exchange, but it also actively mediates an outcome.
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Rock Art|
|Editors||Jo McDonald, Peter Veth|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jul 2012|