Rock Art in East Asia: A Thematic Study

(2019) Rock Art in East Asia: A Thematic Study. Documentation. ICOMOS International, Paris, 148p. ICOMOS Thematic studies, ISBN 978-2-918086-27-7 (e-book). [Book]


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Abstract (in English)

This is the fourth volume in the ICOMOS series on the Thematic Studies on Rock Art. The three previous volumes have focused upon: Latin America and the Caribbean (2006); Rock Art of Sahara and North Africa (2007) and Rock Art in Central Asia (edited by Jean Clottes, 2011). The idea behind the series was to provide an overall yet relatively precise view of what is known about the rock art of a wide geographical area. In the regions fortunate enough to have had a long tradition of research, in Western Europe for instance, this should not be too difficult. On the other hand, the situation is quite different in many parts of the world where such in-depth research has not (yet) taken place. Many of the vast areas covered in this volume fall into this second category. The scope of the current volume is the Rock Art of East Asia, from Siberia in the north to Malaysia in the south and stretching as far west as needed to cover all regions lying to the east of the previous volume in this series that concerned the Rock Art of Central Asia. The countries covered by this volume are Far Eastern Russia, the Republic of Korea; Japan; Mongolia; China; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Thailand and Malaysia.

Item Type: Book (Documentation)
Clottes, Jean
Smith, Benjamin
Languages: English
Keywords: Rock art; Rock art sites; Prehistoric sites; research; documentation; rock paintings; rock engravings; pictographs; rocks; caves; Chronology; Archaeological heritage; Archaeological dating; Archaeological interpretation; Human settlements; Decorations and ornaments; Decorated grottoes; Decorative patterns; Animals; Russian Federation; Republic of Korea; Japan; Mongolia; China; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Thailand; Malaysia
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 05. Archaeological research
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 09. Prehistoric art
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 10. Prehistoric site
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 11. Rock art
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 12. Rock art site
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 13. Rock engraving
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 14. Rock painting
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: ICOMOS Thematic studies
Number of Pages: 148
ISBN: 978-2-918086-27-7 (e-book)
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 10:26
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 10:26

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