Dreamtime Superhighway: Sydney Basin Rock Art and by Jo McDonald

By Jo McDonald

DREAMTIME SUPERHIGHWAY provides a radical and unique contextualization of the rock paintings and archaeology of the Sydney Basin. by way of combining excavation effects with rock artwork research it demonstrates real archaeology of rock paintings offers insights into rock artwork image-making in people's social and cultural lives. in accordance with a PhD dissertation, this monograph is a considerably revised and up to date learn which attracts forcefully on wealthy and new info from large fresh research—much of it through McDonald herself. McDonald has constructed a version that implies that visible culture—such as rock artmaking and its pictures and forms—could be understood as a approach of conversation, as a manner of signaling staff making a choice on behaviour. For the archaeologist of paintings, the anthropologist of artwork and people people who attempt to take into consideration previous worlds… this monograph is a needs to learn.

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Rainfall and elevation are also determining factors. Vegetation surveys have been undertaken in various ecological zones within the region. The following three are summarised here to demonstrate the regional variation, because these locales contain large numbers of art sites, including those excavated for this research. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Maritime conditions prevail here with estuarine and major tidal creek system, coastal heath, open woodland. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is bounded on the north by the Hawkesbury River and to the east by Pittwater.

The Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Georges Rivers). The hinterland zone includes riverine, forest and woodland environments. It is the strip of country between the maritime zone and the Blue Mountains. Throughout this work ‘maritime’ and ‘coastal’ will be used interchangeably to describe that zone, while ‘hinterland’ and ‘inland’ will be used to describe the westerly portion of the region. In both zones and all localised environments, the characteristics of the underlying sandstone geology dominate: with the landscape being unrelentingly dissected and fairly rugged.

The implications of these changing climatic conditions and resource opportunities for human populations living in the region are obvious. Vegetation The vegetation in the Sydney Region is diverse and dependant primarily on geology, aspect and topography. ), rainfall and elevation are also determining factors. Vegetation surveys have been undertaken in various ecological zones within the region. The following three are summarised here to demonstrate the regional variation, because these locales contain large numbers of art sites, including those excavated for this research.

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