Dynamic Figures of Mirarr Country: Chaloupka’s four-phase theory and the question of variability within a rock art style

Iain G. Johnston, Joakim Goldhahn, Sally K. May

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Abstract

This chapter highlights the concept of ‘style’ within rock art research in relation to Dynamic Figure rock art found in western Arnhem Land, Australia. Our aim is to reassess George Chaloupka’s four-phase chronology for this art style. The data for this revision are 155 Dynamic Figure paintings, documented through our ongoing fieldwork in Mirarr Country as part of the Mirarr Gunwarddebim (Rock Art) Project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe archaeology of rock art in western Arnhem Land, Australia
EditorsBruno David, Paul S.C. Taçon, Jean-Jacques Delannoy, Jean-Michel Geneste
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherANU Press
Chapter6
Pages109-127
Number of pages19
Volume47
ISBN (Electronic)781760461621
ISBN (Print)9781760461614
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTerra Australia

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    Johnston, I. G., Goldhahn, J., & May, S. K. (2017). Dynamic Figures of Mirarr Country: Chaloupka’s four-phase theory and the question of variability within a rock art style. In B. David, P. S. C. Taçon, J-J. Delannoy, & J-M. Geneste (Eds.), The archaeology of rock art in western Arnhem Land, Australia (Vol. 47, pp. 109-127). (Terra Australia). ANU Press. http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n3991/html/ch06.xhtml?referer=&page=11#