Rock Art of South India: With Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh
Rock art studies in south India are few and far between. The huge corpus of rock art has not been systematically documented, studied and analyzed. This book fills up thelacuna to a certain extent. This book constitutes the first comprehensive micro level study of rock art of Andhra Pradesh both at an intra site ind inter site levels. In addition, the other rock art traditions of south India particularly of Karnataka and Tamilnadu are also studied from a comparativeanalogical perspective. This is necessary not only to highlight the characteristic and exclusive traits of the rock arts of Andhra Pradesh, but also to understand the cultural cintacts between various regions reflected in the rock art forms and themes. An attempt has also been made to understand the motives behind the rock depictions in the light of various theories of interpretation.
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5cm x 3cm Anantapur district Andhra Pradesh animal figure anthropomorph anthropomorphic figures archaeological body brownish red bruisings Budagavi cave chalcolithic Chintakunta chronological cultural dated deer figure depicted district drawn eastern ghats engravings Faintly visible feature figure in flatwash floor level fresh in condition geometric figures geometric symbols head height of 2m herbivores hillock historical period horizontal lines horns human figures Karnataka Kethavaram Krishna Kurnool district left corner legs Light red colour line drawing Mahaboobnagar megalithic art megalithic period mesolithic mesolithic rockart microliths Naidupalli neolithic Neumayer occur outline drawing painted figures painted petroglyphs painting activity paintings from rock partly visible phase of painting pictographs portion Prakasam district prehistoric Puricherla Ramachandrapuram red paintings region rock paintings rock shelter rockart of Andhra rockart research rockart sites rockart traditions schematic Shelter 2 Fig shelter is located shown Slightly faded south india stylistic superimposed superimpositions surrounding plains Tenagal thematic trident upper palaeolithic vertical lines village