November 8, 2010
I fell upon an article earlier which looks at the way rock engravings, far from being simple visual representations, have a far more sensual aspect to them, in which sound and feeling is as important as vision, at least within the San of Southern Africa. It’s very interesting, and well worth a look:
Ouzman, S. (2001) ‘Seeing is deceiving: Rock Art and the Non Visual’ World Archaeology Vol 43(2) – Archaeology and Aesthetics (october 2001). Pp 237 – 256.