Review: The Archaeology of Seeing

We, as modern humans, tend to look at ancient art with a 21st-century mindset. It is all too easy to stare (in wonder) at Palaeolithic rock art and conceive some idea, however complex, and consider it to be a plausible interpretation. In recent times, a handful of researchers have begun to deconstruct ancient art using a variety of scientific and social-science-based approaches, including pigment analysis, figurative perspective, the role of the surface topography, and the use of formal and informed analysis, to name but a few. The post Review: The Archaeology of Seeing appeared first on World Archaeology.

Review: The Archaeology of Seeing

We, as modern humans, tend to look at ancient art with a 21st-century mindset. It is all too easy to stare (in wonder) at Palaeolithic rock art and conceive some idea, however complex, and consider it to be a plausible interpretation. In recent times, a handful of researchers have begun to deconstruct ancient art using a variety of scientific and social-science-based approaches, including pigment analysis, figurative perspective, the role of the surface topography, and the use of formal and informed analysis, to name but a few.

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