Ideology, Ritual Performance and Its Manifestations in the Rock Art of Timor-Leste and Kisar Island, Island Southeast Asia

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Ideology, Ritual Performance and Its Manifestations in the Rock Art of Timor-Leste and Kisar Island, Island Southeast Asia
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Cambridge Archaeological Journal
Creator:
O'Connor, Sue
Mahirta
Tanudirjo, Daud
Ririmasse, Marlon
Husni, Muhammad
Kealy, Shimona
Hawkins, Stuart
Alifah
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Painted Rocks ( local )
Motif ( local )
Art ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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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.
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Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 28, no. 2 (2018-05-01).

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