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Prehistoric imagery is enigmatic and has been principally neglected by way of archaeologists; it's only within the final twenty years that it has garnered critical educational awareness. This quantity addresses this lacuna and discusses visible expression throughout Neolithic Europe. The papers during this quantity end result from a gathering of the Neolithic experiences workforce concerning 'Neolithic visible tradition' on the British Museum in November 2010. The purpose of the assembly used to be to evaluate new stories of rock paintings from throughout Britain and eire, and to check those with reports of Neolithic visuality from continental Europe. right here, the scope of the unique assembly is widened, and comprises additional papers to supply a broader context and extra coherent research of prehistoric expressionism. the amount is organised in order that the rock artwork and passage tomb paintings traditions of the Neolithic in Britain and eire are in comparison for the 1st time to the rock artwork traditions of Northern and Southern Europe, with the mortuary costumes and collectible figurines of South-eastern Europe.

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