Sam Challis

Head and Senior Researcher, Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

ORCID 0000-0002-9137-2680

Sam Challis is Head and Senior Researcher at the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, lecturing undergraduates in global hunter-gatherer and rock art studies, and advising graduates and postdocs. His focus is on the interactions between Indigenous peoples, and with Europeans, as expressed in rock art around the world, with research directed toward understandings of all these processes in terms of the New Animisms.


Powerful Pictures: Rock Art Research Histories around the World

ed. Sam Challis

Focusing on stunning paintings and engravings from around the world, 16 papers interrogate the driving forces behind global rock art research. Many of the motifs featured were created by indigenous hunter-gatherer groups; this book sheds new light on non-Western rituals and worldviews, many of which are threatened or on the point of extinction. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00