Seeing is deceiving: rock-art and the non-visual

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Abstract

The visual primacy of rock-art imagery can sometimes blind researchers to equally important but less obvious, non-visual aspects of rock-art. Recent work from southern Africa indicates that certain San rock-engravings were hammered, rubbed, cut and flaked in order to produce sound; to touch certain numinous images and rocks; and to possess pieces of potent places. By combining rock-art’s non-visual with the concepts of questing and desire we may understand how body, landscape and mindscape combined in an aesthetic and sensory articulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAesthetics and rock art
EditorsThomas Heyd, John Clegg
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Pages237-256
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0007-0904 1468-2842
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Ouzman, S. (2006). Seeing is deceiving: rock-art and the non-visual. In T. Heyd, & J. Clegg (Eds.), Aesthetics and rock art (pp. 237-256). London: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Ouzman, Sven. / Seeing is deceiving: rock-art and the non-visual. Aesthetics and rock art. editor / Thomas Heyd ; John Clegg. London : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2006. pp. 237-256
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Aesthetics and rock art. ed. / Thomas Heyd; John Clegg. London : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2006. p. 237-256.

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