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Pleistocene Palaeoart of Africa

International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO), P.O. Box 216, Caulfield South, VIC 3162, Australia
Arts 2013, 2(1), 6-34; https://doi.org/10.3390/arts2010006
Received: 22 December 2012 / Revised: 22 January 2013 / Accepted: 23 January 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Collection World Rock Art)
This comprehensive review of all currently known Pleistocene rock art of Africa shows that the majority of sites are located in the continent’s south, but that the petroglyphs at some of them are of exceptionally great antiquity. Much the same applies to portable palaeoart of Africa. The current record is clearly one of paucity of evidence, in contrast to some other continents. Nevertheless, an initial synthesis is attempted, and some preliminary comparisons with the other continents are attempted. Certain parallels with the existing record of southern Asia are defined. View Full-Text
Keywords: rock art; portable palaeoart; Pleistocene; figurine; bead; engraving; Africa rock art; portable palaeoart; Pleistocene; figurine; bead; engraving; Africa
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Bednarik, R.G. Pleistocene Palaeoart of Africa. Arts 2013, 2, 6-34.

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