Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art - Jan Magne Gjerde

Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art - Jan Magne Gjerde

Making Time, Timing Art: Image and Process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland

Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art - Jan Magne Gjerde

Andrew Meirion Jones [+-]
University of Southampton
Andrew Meirion Jones is Professor of Archaeology, University of Southampton, UK. He has taught and written extensively on the archaeology of art, particularly prehistoric rock art. His most recent book include An Animate Landscape (2011), The Archaeology of Art. Materials, Practices, Affects (2018) and Making a Mark. Image and process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland (2019).
Marta Diaz-Guardamino [+-]
Durham University
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Marta Díaz-Guardamino is Lecturer in Archaeology at Durham University, UK. Her research interests are in European prehistory and proto-history, archaeological theory, and digital technologies. She has studied prehistoric rock art, monumental sculpture and portable art from Iberia, Britain and Ireland. Her most recent books include The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman and Medieval Europe (2015) and Making a Mark. Image and process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland (2019).

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The visual imagery of Neolithic Britain and Ireland is spectacular. While the art of Irish passage tombs is well-understood, the imagery of decorated portable artefacts is not. This paper reports on the early stages of the ‘Making a Mark’ project (2013–2018), which used cutting-edge digital imaging techniques, including Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and structure-from-motion-photogrammetry, to examine Neolithic decorated artefacts made from chalk, stone and antler, from southern and eastern England. For the first time, digital analysis revealed the existence of practices of erasure and reworking. This paper compares the imagery of decorated portable artefacts, and the practices used to create them, with Neolithic passage tombs and open-air rock art sites.

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Jones, Andrew; Diaz-Guardamino, Marta. Making Time, Timing Art: Image and Process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland. Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 229-243 Apr 2021. ISBN 9781781795606. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=31918. Date accessed: 01 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31918. Apr 2021

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