By Kelley Hays-Gilpin

ISBN-10: 0759100640

ISBN-13: 9780759100640

ISBN-10: 0759100659

ISBN-13: 9780759100657

What does rock artwork say approximately gender and the way can our figuring out of gender form the way in which that we view rock paintings? an important contribution to the particularly unexplored box of gender in rock paintings, this quantity includes a wealth of knowledge for archaeologists, anthropologists, and artwork historians drawn to earlier gender platforms. Hays-Gilpin argues that paintings is instantaneously a made from its actual and social atmosphere and whilst a device of impression in shaping habit and concepts inside a society. Taking this stance, rock paintings is proven to be quite often one of many most powerful traces of facts avaliable to students in knowing ritual practices, gender roles, and ideologicial constructs of prehistoric peoples. for this reason problems with illustration and the folk who made those kinds of artwork also are discussed.

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