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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.
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Date:Apr 14, 2001
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