Ambiguous Images: Gender and Rock Art

News and investigations

Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 15.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains information for those interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is both a product of its physical and social environment and a tool of influence in shaping behavior and ideas within a society. Rock art is often one of the strongest lines of evidence available to scholars in understanding ritual practices, gender roles, and ideological constructs of prehistoric peoples.