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H 245 x W 175 mm

196 pages

Illustrated in black & white throughout with 7 colour plates

Published Dec 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784914929

Digital: 9781784914936

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Archaeology; Art; Theory; Arts Practice; Archaeological Theory; Art Theory

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Archaeology with Art

Edited by Helen Chittock, Joana Valdez-Tullett

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Based on a 2013 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference session, this book aims to merge the perspectives of artists and archaeologists on making art. It explores the relationship between archaeology and art practice, the interactions between materials and practitioners, and the processes that result in the objects and images we call ‘art’.



Archaeology with Art: A short introduction to this book (Helen Chittock and Joana Valdez-Tullett) ;

The paragone has gone (Andrew Cochrane) ;

Making carved stone balls: art, experimental practice and archaeological research (Andrew Meirion Jones) ;

The fate of a thinking animal: the role of Upper Palaeolithic rock-art in mediating the relationship between humans and their surroundings (António Batarda Fernandes) ;

The rock ‘artist’: exploring processes of interaction in the rock art landscapes of the north of Ireland (Rebecca Enlander) ;

Art, Materiality and Creativity: understanding Atlantic Rock Art (Joana Valdez-Tullett) ;

Images and materials: The making of narrative imagery in rock art and on metalwork (Peter Skoglund) ;

Categorising the Iron Age: Similarity and Difference in an East Yorkshire Assemblage (Helen Chittock) ;

Imagining and Illustrating the Archaeological Record: The Power of Evocation and ;

Augmentation of Linear Drawing (Dragoş Gheorghiu) ;

Moving, changing, becoming: applying Aristotle´s kinesis paradigm to rock art (Andy Valdez-Tullett) ;

Experiential Art and Archaeology: Vital Material Engagements (Eloise Govier) ;

Living Symbols of Kilmartin Glen (John Was & Aaron Watson)

About the Author

Joana Valdez-Tullett is an archaeologist currently finishing a PhD thesis at the University of Southampton, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She has been studying prehistoric art since 2003 in several countries and is currently interested in the social and cultural connections of late prehistoric Atlantic façade, which led to the widespread phenomenon of Atlantic Rock Art. ;

Helen Chittock is an archaeologist, who has recently finished writing a PhD thesis on decorative practices in Iron Age Britain as the holder of an AHRCfunded Collaborative Doctoral award with the British Museum and University of Southampton. Her wider research interests encompass the study of Celtic Art across northwest Europe.