George Nash

Associate Professor, Coimbra University ITM

George Nash is an Associate Professor at Geosciences Centre of Coimbra University ITM (Earth and Memory Institute), Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT), Portugal, as well as working for SLR Consulting, an environmental planning consultancy based in the UK. His academic specialisms include the study of prehistoric and contemporary art, prehistoric architecture, mortuary practices, and buildings. In the past George has been involved in a number of major rock-art recording and interpretation projects, the most recent being in the Central Negev region of southern Israel and in central Andean Chile. In his native Wales, he is convener for the Welsh Rock art Organisation (WRAO). In addition to fieldwork, he has written, edited and co-edited many books on prehistoric art and monumentality, and written and presented programmes on European rock-art and contemporary graffiti for the BBC.

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BOOKS BY THIS CONTRIBUTOR

Rocks of Ages: Developing Rock Art Tourism in Israel

George Nash

Developing Rock Art Tourism in the Negev desert of southern Israel presents the findings of an interdisciplinary project aimed at safeguarding the future of cultural heritage in the Negev Desert region of Israel, which is under threat from environmental change, militarisation, settlement and tourism.

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Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Indigenous Heritage and Rock Art

ed. George Nash

Prof. Daniel Arsenault, a leading exponent of Canadian Shield rock art, sadly passed away in 2016. This book contains 14 thought-provoking chapters dealing with Daniel’s first love—the archaeology of artistic endeavour. It provides the reader with new ideas about the interpretation and dating of rock art, ethnography, heritage and material culture. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Old Oswestry Hillfort and its Landscape: Ancient Past, Uncertain Future

ed. George Nash

This book, organised into 14 well-crafted chapters, charts the archaeology, folklore, heritage and landscape development of one of England's most enigmatic monuments, Old Oswestry Hillfort, from the Iron Age, through its inclusion as part of an early medieval boundary between England and Wales, to its role during World War I. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Aesthetics, Applications, Artistry and Anarchy: Essays in Prehistoric and Contemporary Art

ed. George Nash

This volume, in honour of John Kay Clegg, consists of papers by rock art researchers from around the world on topics such as aesthetics, the application of statistical analyses, frontier conflict and layered symbolic meanings, the deliberate use of optical illusion, and the contemporary significance of ancient and street art. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Narratives and Journeys in Rock Art: A Reader

ed. George Nash

Why publish a Reader? Today, it is relatively easy and convenient to switch on your computer and download an academic paper. However, as many scholars have experienced, historic references are difficult to access. Moreover, some are now lost and are merely references in later papers. This can be frustrating. READ MORE

Paperback: £75.00 | eBook: £16.00

An Anatomy of a Priory Church: The Archaeology, History and Conservation of St Mary’s Priory Church, Abergavenny

ed. George Nash

Based on documentary evidence, the Priory Church of St Marys in Abergavenny has been a place of worship since the late 11th century; this book traces the archaeology, history and conservation of this most impressive building, delving deep into its anatomy. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

Art as Metaphor

ed. George Nash

Enigmatic, esoteric and fascinating, the rock-art of the British Isles has for a long time been a well-kept secret. This volume brings together a carefully selected collection of papers reporting on recent discoveries and regional surveys covering British prehistoric rock-art from over 10,000 years ago. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00