By Joakim Goldhahn, Ingrid Fuglestvedt, Andrew Meirion Jones
This quantity derives from a workshop held on the collage of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden among the 20-24 of October 2008. the purpose of this collecting used to be to supply a discussion board for rock artwork researchers from varied components of northern Europe to debate conventional in addition to present interpretative traits inside rock paintings learn. altering images goals to come to standard interpretative notions in regards to the that means and value of rock paintings to enquire if and why any info were left in the back of to get better and reconsider. over the last a long time, there was a huge worldwide curiosity between archaeologists and anthropologists in learning rock paintings. examine in northern Europe, as somewhere else, has intensely explored a manifold of methodological and theoretical views. every one of these experiences even if, were released in languages that seldom succeed in past the local audio system of Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish, Russian or Finnish. for this reason a huge motivation for this quantity is to attempt to apprise the various present activities inside of this box of analysis and current it for a global viewers. those papers discover the relevance of older principles, equivalent to notions approximately prehistoric faith, ritual functionality, sympathetic magic, animism and totemism, the mindscapes of landscapes etc., in addition to the current "state of the paintings" with a view to enhance a broader realizing of the phenomenon we name rock paintings. This aspiration might be obvious as a standard thread linking the various chapters during this publication. announcing that, a few, if no longer all, of the articles awarded during this quantity problem the idea "rock artwork" itself, arguing that usually the rock, the "canvas" and quite intangible yet both very important sensual encounters, similar to sound, echoes, contact and temporal phenomenological adjustments and the conception of embellished rock artwork panels, will be looked, not less than, as very important because the "art" itself. through reassessing conventional methods to Scandinavian rock artwork and creatively remodeling those rules, while additionally addressing major new options equivalent to the company of rock and the performativity of rock paintings, this anthology of papers bargains not just a image of present debates, but in addition displays pivotal alterations within the research of rock paintings
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Moreover, these geometrically designed ‘objects’ may be seen as communicating clan groups, and diﬀerentiations between several totemic groups. At the great rock art site at Vingen, Western Norway (Bakka 1973, Lødøen 2001; 2003; 2006; Mandt 2001), several diﬀerent designs are represented. This fact, along with the number of carvings, and the vastness of the ‘landscape area’ gives reason to think of this site as a meeting place for a number of widely-dispersed clan groups. Interestingly, two of my tentatively defined clan groups of eastern Norway are represented in design in this western Norwegian locality.
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