"Early Rock Art" is a book by authors Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake, devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing range of geometrics and the fascinating questions that these amazing rock art sites incite.
With some two hundred color images and discussions of chronology, dating, sites, and styles, this pioneering investigation of abstract geometrics on stone (as well as bone, ivory, and shell) explores its wide-ranging subject from the perspectives of ethology, evolutionary biology, cognitive archaeology, and the psychology of artmaking.
- Author: Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanyake
- Paperback:312 pages
- Publisher: University of Washington Press (July 11, 2018)
- ISBN-10: 0295743611
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 10 inches
Ekkehart Malotki is professor emeritus of languages at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of The Rock Art of Arizona: Art for Life's Sake, and Stone Chisel and Yucca Brush: Colorado Plateau Rock Art.
Ellen Dissanayake is an independent scholar, author, and lecturer. She is the author of Art and Intimacy: How the Arts Began; Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why; and What Is Art For?