Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art - The Alta Conference on Rock Art III

Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art - Jan Magne Gjerde

Jan Magne Gjerde [+-]
Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research
Jan Magne Gjerde is Researcher in Archaeology at the High North Department in Tromsø at NIKU (Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research). Gjerde has a PhD in Stone Age rock art of Fennoscandia with extensive fieldwork in Finland, Norway, NW-Russia and Sweden. Gjerde has in the last years published several papers on Fennoscandian Stone Age rock art. He also led the large-scale Stone Age excavations at Tønsnes, Northern Norway in 2011 and 2012. Gjerde is currently working on the project “Stone Age Demographics: Multi-scale exploration of population variation and dynamics” (2017-2021) funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
Mari Strifeldt Arntzen [+-]
World heritage rock art centre - Alta Museum, Norway
Mari Strifeldt Arntzen is an archaeologist at the World Heritage Rock Art Centre, Alta Museum in Norway

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Rock art is a global phenomenon with an enormous variation in shapes and figures and the research interest is wide and inclusive. The volume aims to explain differences observed in rock art through time and space, synchronically or diachronically. Differences can for example be in form, content, space (macro and micro), where explanations might relate to a large variety of factors such as political, societal, beliefs and rituals. Issues connected with authenticity and presentation where efforts and choices taken to preserve and present rock art are indeed many sided and complex are discussed. The wide-range papers in this volume are by scholars from across the globe with different perspectives on differences in Rock Art. This volume will be of interest to students, archaeologists and researchers from related disciplines.

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Gjerde, Jan Magne; Arntzen, Mari. Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art - The Alta Conference on Rock Art III. Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-6 Apr 2021. ISBN 9781781795606. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=31906. Date accessed: 15 May 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31906. Apr 2021

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