Ideology, ritual performance and its manifestations in the rock art of Timor-Leste and Kisar Island, Island Southeast Asia

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Title:
Ideology, ritual performance and its manifestations in the rock art of Timor-Leste and Kisar Island, Island Southeast Asia
Series Title:
Cambridge archaeological journal
Creator:
O'Connor, Sue
Mahirta
Tanudirjo. Daud
Ririmasse, Marlon
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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1 online resource

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Rock paintings ( lcsh )
Symbolism in art ( lcsh )
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serial ( sobekcm )
Location:
Asia -- Indonesia -- Maluku -- Kisar, Pulau
Asia -- Timor-Leste

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Abstract:
Painted rock art occurs throughout the islands of the Western Pacific and has previously been argued to have motif and design elements in common, indicating that it was created within the context of a shared symbolic system. Here we report five new painted rock-art sites from Kisar Island in eastern Indonesia and investigate the commonalities between this art and the painted art corpus in Timor-Leste, the independent nation that forms the eastern part of the neighbouring island of Timor. We examine the motifs in the Kisar art and suggest that, rather than being Neolithic in age, some of the figurative motifs more likely have a Metal Age origin, which in this region places them within the last 2500 years.
Original Version:
Volume 28, Issue 2

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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
K26-05446 ( USFLDC DOI )
k26.5446 ( USFLDC Handle )

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