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dc.contributor.authorChippindale, C
dc.contributor.authorSmith, B
dc.contributor.authorTacon, PSC
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-20
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-27T05:27:01Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T00:55:09Z
dc.date.available2015-04-27T05:27:01Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T00:55:09Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.issn0959-7743
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0959774300000032
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/67291
dc.description.abstractThe Dynamic figures are a distinctive component in the earlier rock-art of western Arnhem Land, north Australia. They include therianthropic (hybrid human–animal) images. Recent vision experience ethnographically known in the region, and the wider pattern of Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) in hunter-gatherer societies, are consistent with elements of the Dynamics. One key feature is the use of dots and dashes in the Dynamic images, explicable as a depiction of some intangible power, of a character comparable with that in the ‘clever men's knowledge’ of modern Arnhem Land. Tropical Australia thereby is added to the number of regions where a visionary element is identified in rock-art; the specific circumstances in Arnhem Land, permitting the use together of formal and of informed methods, provide unusually strong evidence.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.publisher.placeCambridge, UK
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom63
dc.relation.ispartofpageto101
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCambridge Archaeological Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.titleVisions of Dynamic power: archaic rock-paintings, Altered states of Consciousness and 'clever men' in western Arnhem Land (NT), Australia.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codec1x
gro.facultyArts, Education and Law
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTacon, Paul S.


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