Australian Museum Journal Pictures, jargon and theory—our own ethnography and roadside rock art. In F.D. McCarthy, Commemorative Papers (Archaeology, Anthropology, Rock Art), ed. Jim Specht

Shortform:
Clegg, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 17: 91–103
Author(s):
Clegg, John
Year published:
1993
Title:
Pictures, jargon and theory—our own ethnography and roadside rock art. In F.D. McCarthy, Commemorative Papers (Archaeology, Anthropology, Rock Art), ed. Jim Specht
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
17
Start page:
91
End page:
103
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.17.1993.61
Language:
English
Date published:
27 May 1993
Cover date:
27 May 1993
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7310-0280-6
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ETHNOGRAPHY; ANTHROPOLOGY; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS; MAMMALIA
Digitized:
16 June 2009
Reference number:
61
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (99kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2269kb PDF)

Abstract

The roadside pictures of an area in suburban Sydney were examined as valuable things to think with for prehistorians in particular and other students of rock art. It was discovered that several traits which had been considered unique to, and characteristic of, European palaeolithic rock art are also characteristic of the pictures of suburban Sydney. New light is shed on the concepts of art and style when they are confronted with essentially familiar materials whose ethnography is at once known and intangible.

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