Issues in Australian Rock Art focuses on the significance, extent, and heritage values of rock art in Australia. The content of this topic integrates data relating to Australian rock art with important concepts in archaeological and anthropological theory, method and analysis. The topic outlines many of the ways in which the archaeological study of art in Australia leads the world in method and theory. The social, ethical and political dimensions of working with rock art and its custodians are integral to this topic, as is an understanding of the close disciplinary links between the anthropological and archaeological study of art.
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