Abstract

Jim Specht has played a central role in the identification of two discrete bodies of rock-art in the western Pacific region, referred to in this paper as the "Austronesian engraving style" (AES) and the "Austronesian painting tradition" (APT). The aim of this paper is to explore the merits of the AES and the APT as analytical entities by determining how they articulate with one another across the region. This is achieved by conducting statistical analyses of western Pacific rock-art motifs. The results of these analyses are then compared with models founded on consideration of non-motif variables by previous authors, including Jim Specht.

 
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Wilson, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 29: 173–186
Author
Meredith Wilson
Year
2004
Title
Rethinking regional analyses of western Pacific rock-art. In A Pacific Odyssey: Archaeology and Anthropology in the Western Pacific. Papers in Honour of Jim Specht
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
29
Start Page
173
End Page
186
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.29.2004.1414
Language
English
Date Published
19 May 2004
Cover Date
19 May 2004
ISBN
ISBN 0-9750476-2-0 (printed), ISBN 0-9750476-3-9 (online)
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY
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19 May 2004
Available Online
19 May 2004
Reference Number
1414
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