Special Issue on Rock Art, Handmade Architecture, Historical Archaeology

Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2016

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Esmail Hemati Azandaryani
      Department of Archeology, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
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  • Introduction

    Petroglyphs assume importance from the viewpoint of both history of art and anthropology, and they are regarded as the most reliable documents indicating socio-archaeological concepts. This type of rock art has been formed by human on the beds of rocks and stones; the goal of creating such works of art could be related to the subsistence base (daily life and also daily needs to food and accommodation) or beyond it including rituals, art, perceptions, law, conventions, and social norms. This art has both a united grammar and a universal repetitive pattern which encompass designs of animals, human, symbols, and geometric shapes in abstract styles and unbelievably realistic in much smaller scales in comparison with the real world. Extent and complexity of the topic of rock arts are contingent on the qualitative and quantitative variety of artifacts. Usually scenes of hunting or fighting, and sometimes dancing or performing rituals have been depicted on these rock panels. These remnants have been made on these stones and rock beds in particular environmental and ecological contexts in various styles in terms of form and content.

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