Special Issue "World Rock Art"

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A special issue of Arts (ISSN 2076-0752). This special issue belongs to the section "History of Arts".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Robert G. Bednarik
International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO), PO Box 216, Caulfield South, Vic. 3162, Australia
Website: http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/auraweb/web/index.html
E-Mail: auranet@optusnet.com.au
Interests: pleistocene archaeology; epistemology; rock art; prehistoric art; cave art; dating methodology; archaeometry; pleistocene seafaring; human evolution

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The corpus of hundreds of millions of rock art motifs surviving in the world today represents the principal source of information chronicling the cognitive evolution of humanity. It records the world views, concerns, beliefs and communication systems of mostly pre-literate peoples, from the Middle Pleistocene up to the most recent past. It is the largest body available for study that documents the development of the hominin ability of storing memory traces or cultural information external to the brain, as exograms, which is the primary difference between humans and other animals. It precedes systems of writing by up to hundreds of millennia, and it is the main repository of cultural information about nearly all of human history. It amounts to humanity’s longest record of cultural rather than technological evidence. In recent years the study of this immense resource has become an increasingly sophisticated scientific field, supplanting traditional approaches of simplistic interpretation and ethnocentric construal. This special issue of Arts is dedicated to assembling a collection of scholarly articles that will serve as a benchmark for current research and priorities in rock art research. Contributions are invited on any topic demonstrating the present knowledge state of the discipline, from any continent and from the perspective of any related field. In particular this collection is hoped to illustrate the great diversity of world rock art, which reflects the cultural diversity of humanity, and from which ultimately all recent arts derive.

Dr. Robert Bednarik
Guest Editor

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Arts 2014, 3(2), 245-278; doi:10.3390/arts3020245
Received: 22 March 2014; in revised form: 16 May 2014 / Accepted: 16 May 2014 / Published: 5 June 2014
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p. 215-244
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Arts 2014, 3(2), 215-244; doi:10.3390/arts3020215
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 May 2014 / Published: 2 June 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(2), 213-214; doi:10.3390/arts3020213
Received: 22 May 2014; Accepted: 26 May 2014 / Published: 26 May 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(2), 207-212; doi:10.3390/arts3020207
Received: 7 March 2014; in revised form: 10 April 2014 / Accepted: 28 April 2014 / Published: 8 May 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(2), 190-206; doi:10.3390/arts3020190
Received: 7 July 2013; Accepted: 27 February 2014 / Published: 4 April 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(1), 135-155; doi:10.3390/arts3010135
Received: 29 September 2013; in revised form: 22 November 2013 / Accepted: 26 November 2013 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(1), 156-174; doi:10.3390/arts3010156
Received: 1 February 2014; Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(1), 118-134; doi:10.3390/arts3010118
Received: 17 January 2014; in revised form: 6 February 2014 / Accepted: 18 February 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(1), 73-104; doi:10.3390/arts3010073
Received: 4 October 2013; in revised form: 29 January 2014 / Accepted: 29 January 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(1), 46-53; doi:10.3390/arts3010046
Received: 9 September 2013; in revised form: 8 January 2014 / Accepted: 13 January 2014 / Published: 20 January 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(1), 27-45; doi:10.3390/arts3010027
Received: 30 September 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 1 December 2013 / Published: 3 January 2014
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Arts 2014, 3(1), 1-14; doi:10.3390/arts3010001
Received: 28 October 2013; in revised form: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 27 December 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 447-475; doi:10.3390/arts2040447
Received: 5 September 2013; in revised form: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 27 November 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 476-490; doi:10.3390/arts2040476
Received: 26 September 2013; in revised form: 19 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 November 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 350-382; doi:10.3390/arts2040350
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 383-446; doi:10.3390/arts2040383
Received: 27 August 2013; in revised form: 18 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 November 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 273-327; doi:10.3390/arts2040273
Received: 29 October 2013; in revised form: 11 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 5 December 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 328-349; doi:10.3390/arts2040328
Received: 30 August 2013; in revised form: 25 October 2013 / Accepted: 31 October 2013 / Published: 5 December 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 253-272; doi:10.3390/arts2040253
Received: 24 September 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 14 November 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 225-252; doi:10.3390/arts2040225
Received: 13 August 2013; in revised form: 27 September 2013 / Accepted: 8 October 2013 / Published: 18 October 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(4), 182-224; doi:10.3390/arts2040182
Received: 17 August 2013; in revised form: 24 September 2013 / Accepted: 24 September 2013 / Published: 17 October 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(3), 151-181; doi:10.3390/arts2030151
Received: 9 August 2013; in revised form: 10 September 2013 / Accepted: 11 September 2013 / Published: 18 September 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(3), 134-150; doi:10.3390/arts2030134
Received: 25 July 2013; Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(3), 124-133; doi:10.3390/arts2030124
Received: 4 July 2013; in revised form: 17 July 2013 / Accepted: 22 July 2013 / Published: 29 July 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(2), 46-76; doi:10.3390/arts2020046
Received: 8 May 2013; in revised form: 10 June 2013 / Accepted: 12 June 2013 / Published: 19 June 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(1), 6-34; doi:10.3390/arts2010006
Received: 22 December 2012; in revised form: 22 January 2013 / Accepted: 23 January 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(1), 35-43; doi:10.3390/arts2010035
Received: 28 January 2013; in revised form: 5 February 2013 / Accepted: 6 February 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(1), 44-45; doi:10.3390/arts2010044
Received: 4 February 2013; Accepted: 5 February 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
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Arts 2013, 2(1), 1-2; doi:10.3390/arts2010001
Received: 4 February 2013; Accepted: 5 February 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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