Abstract

The roadside pictures of an area in suburban Sydney were examined as valuable things to think with for prehistorians in particular and other students of rock art. It was discovered that several traits which had been considered unique to, and characteristic of, European palaeolithic rock art are also characteristic of the pictures of suburban Sydney. New light is shed on the concepts of art and style when they are confronted with essentially familiar materials whose ethnography is at once known and intangible.

 
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Short Form
Clegg, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 17: 91–103
Author
John Clegg
Year
1993
Title
Pictures, jargon and theory—our own ethnography and roadside rock art. In F.D. McCarthy, Commemorative Papers (Archaeology, Anthropology, Rock Art), ed. Jim Specht
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
17
Start Page
91
End Page
103
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.17.1993.61
Language
English
Date Published
27 May 1993
Cover Date
27 May 1993
ISBN
ISBN 0-7310-0280-6
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ETHNOGRAPHY; ANTHROPOLOGY; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS; MAMMALIA
Digitized
16 June 2009
Reference Number
61
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