Overview for Global Rock Art
This volume is the outcome of the Global Rock Art Conference held under the auspices of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) , New Delhi. The volume comprises valuable contributions from several scholars from all over the world such as Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, USA and India. The interest of this publication lies not only in the greatest number of subjects treated but in the diversity of approaches. Almost all stages of research are represented. The major interlocking and overlapping themes have been grouped under the following eight sections: (1) Understanding rock art in a universal frame; (2) Country reports from China, India, Jordan and Saudi Arabia; (3) Cross-cultural comparison; (4) Environment, management, conservation and documentation; (5) Classification, chronology and standardisation, (6) Consideration of context; (7) Form, context and interpretation including language of symbols, religious themes and musical subjects; and (8) Artificial intelligence and rock art research.