The Prehistoric Rock Art of Morocco: A Study of its Extension, Environment and Meaning . By Susan Searight . BAR International Series 1310, 2004, 246 pp., ISBN 1-84171-659-6. Price £ 36.00.

The Prehistoric Rock Art of Morocco: A Study of its Extension, Environment and Meaning . By Susan... When the editors of this journal asked me to write a review on S. Searight's book, I was very interested to know what she had found out about Morocco's prehistoric rock art in its entirety. A brief overview had been given before in a catalogue established by A. Simoneau (Catalogue 1977). In recent years, several authors have concentrated on regional studies (e.g. KAACHE 1999; RODRIGUE 1999; HECKENDORF 2004). S. Searight`s treatise is based on her Ph.D. thesis, which was accepted in March 2001 by the Department of Conservation Sciences of Bournemouth University (UK). Her objective is to examine all aspects of Moroccan rock art and to place it into an archaeological and environmental context. Considering the overall state of research on rock art, prehistoric settlement and environmental change in Morocco, these aims seem to be highly ambitious. In the introduction, the author places her study of Moroccan rock art into the wider scheme of heritage-conservation. The term "rock art" is to be used as a simple way of discussing the images in question, independently of any aesthetic appreciation. Quoting internationally recognized rock-art researchers (e.g. R. Bradley, W. Davies, K. H. Striedter), she repeatedly stresses that rock art provides http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

The Prehistoric Rock Art of Morocco: A Study of its Extension, Environment and Meaning . By Susan Searight . BAR International Series 1310, 2004, 246 pp., ISBN 1-84171-659-6. Price £ 36.00.

Journal of African Archaeology, Volume 3 (2): 305 – Oct 25, 2005

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© Copyright 2005 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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2191-5784
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10.3213/1612-1651-10060
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When the editors of this journal asked me to write a review on S. Searight's book, I was very interested to know what she had found out about Morocco's prehistoric rock art in its entirety. A brief overview had been given before in a catalogue established by A. Simoneau (Catalogue 1977). In recent years, several authors have concentrated on regional studies (e.g. KAACHE 1999; RODRIGUE 1999; HECKENDORF 2004). S. Searight`s treatise is based on her Ph.D. thesis, which was accepted in March 2001 by the Department of Conservation Sciences of Bournemouth University (UK). Her objective is to examine all aspects of Moroccan rock art and to place it into an archaeological and environmental context. Considering the overall state of research on rock art, prehistoric settlement and environmental change in Morocco, these aims seem to be highly ambitious. In the introduction, the author places her study of Moroccan rock art into the wider scheme of heritage-conservation. The term "rock art" is to be used as a simple way of discussing the images in question, independently of any aesthetic appreciation. Quoting internationally recognized rock-art researchers (e.g. R. Bradley, W. Davies, K. H. Striedter), she repeatedly stresses that rock art provides

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