African Rock Art: Paintings and Engravings on Stone. (Science News Books).
David Coulson and Alec Campbell. Including nearly 400 stunning
color photographs and line drawings, this book is the first
comprehensive illustrated volume of Africa's rock art dating back
12,000 years. Coulson and Campbell present a treasure trove of rock art,
much of it inaccessible to the public, from all across the continent.
Details about how the art is dated, who the artists were, and what the
depictions mean shed light on prehistoric people and their cultures. The
authors provide a thorough overview of an art form that in many respects
is only now being appreciated for its scientific significance. Paintings
and engravings are divided according to the regions in which
they're located and described in concise captions. Abrams, 2001,256
p., color photos/b&w illus., $60.00.