The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg

This first volume in a series of monographs presenting the rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg (South West Africa/Namibia) covers those found in Amis Gorge. A summary by Peter Breunig of the prehistory of the whole Brandberg, based on a total of 17 excavations, is given at the beginning of the book and provides the archaeological background to the paintings presented here. The book further includes an article by Harald Pager, ‘Beobachtungen zur Auswahl der Felsbildstellen im Brandberg’. Brief notes on the sites and on the technical aspects of documentation and reproduction of the paintings and figures precede nine colour plates, and plans of the paintings from 66 sites. A catalogue by Tilman Lenssen-Erz containing descriptions of individual sites and paintings, listed in various tables at the end of the book, and an account of the conceptual framework used in their analysis, completes the whole. An accompanying box contains twelve loose plates.

Title: The rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg
Author: Pager, Harald
Year: 1989
ISSN: 0947-2673
Issue: 1
Pages: 502
Language: English
Series: Africa praehistorica
City of publisher: Kln
Publisher: Heinrich-Barth-Institut
Geographic term: Namibia
Subject: rock art
Abstract: This first volume in a series of monographs presenting the rock paintings of the Upper Brandberg (South West Africa/Namibia) covers those found in Amis Gorge. A summary by Peter Breunig of the prehistory of the whole Brandberg, based on a total of 17 excavations, is given at the beginning of the book and provides the archaeological background to the paintings presented here. The book further includes an article by Harald Pager, ‘Beobachtungen zur Auswahl der Felsbildstellen im Brandberg’. Brief notes on the sites and on the technical aspects of documentation and reproduction of the paintings and figures precede nine colour plates, and plans of the paintings from 66 sites. A catalogue by Tilman Lenssen-Erz containing descriptions of individual sites and paintings, listed in various tables at the end of the book, and an account of the conceptual framework used in their analysis, completes the whole. An accompanying box contains twelve loose plates.