New rock art discoveries in the Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India
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The authors have surveyed the little known paintings of the Kurnool area in central south India, bringing to light the varied work of artists active from the Palaeolithic to the present day. By classifying the images and observing their local superposition and global parallels, they present us with an evolving trend - from the realistic drawings of large deer by hunter-gatherers, through the symbolic humans of the Iron Age to the hand-prints of more recent pilgrims and garish life-size modern 'scarecrows'. Here are the foundations for one of the world's longest sequences of rock art.
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Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas