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The Resource Africa's vanishing art : the rock paintings of Tanzania, Mary Leakey

Africa's vanishing art : the rock paintings of Tanzania, Mary Leakey

Label
Africa's vanishing art : the rock paintings of Tanzania
Title
Africa's vanishing art
Title remainder
the rock paintings of Tanzania
Statement of responsibility
Mary Leakey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Tanzanian rock paintings, perhaps initiated as far back as 29,000 years ago are clear and fascinating portrayals of human life in the Stone Age. The artists drew hunting scenes depicting lions and elephants, they showed rhinoceroses pursuing each other in courtship, people bathing, even tribesmen arguing over a young girl. Sadly, the art of these Tanzanian rock shelters is vanishing fast. Rain and wind have taken their toll, aided by vandalism. But a lasting record remains, created by Mary Leakey who, with her husband Louis, in the early 1950s, painstakingly traced the paintings of 186 rock shelters and then recreated the paintings in their original colors. A selection of these unique works of art is published here for the first time, with detailed captions by Mary Leakey, giving the background to each painting and exploring its significance in terms of our present knowledge of prehistoric man. -- From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1996
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leakey, Mary D.
Dewey number
759.01/12/0967826
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN865.T33
LC item number
L4 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock paintings
  • Cave paintings
  • Art, Prehistoric
  • Tanzania
Label
Africa's vanishing art : the rock paintings of Tanzania, Mary Leakey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paintings: their styles and subjects -- The Kolo sites -- The sites around Pahi -- Cheke and nearby sites -- Kisese, Kwa Mtea and Itololo -- Interpretations and implications
Control code
ocm09555367
Dimensions
33 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780385189682
Lccn
83008958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)09555367
Label
Africa's vanishing art : the rock paintings of Tanzania, Mary Leakey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paintings: their styles and subjects -- The Kolo sites -- The sites around Pahi -- Cheke and nearby sites -- Kisese, Kwa Mtea and Itololo -- Interpretations and implications
Control code
ocm09555367
Dimensions
33 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780385189682
Lccn
83008958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)09555367

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