The Rock Art of Upper Tibet and Ladakh: Inner Asian cultural adaptation, regional differentiation and the Western Tibetan Plateau Style

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Bruneau, Laurianne; Bellezza, John V.;
  • Publisher: CNRS
  • Subject: steppes | petroglyphs | [ SHS.ARCHEO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory | rock art | Indus | Central Asia | Bronze Age | [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory | Ladakh | Iron Age | steppes. | Tibet

International audience; This paper examines common thematic and esthetic features discernable in the rock art of the western portion of the Tibetan plateau. This rock art is international in scope; it includes Ladakh (La-dwags) (under Indian jurisdiction), Tö (Stod) and... View more
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    These include: Archaeological Team Tibet Autonomous Region CPAM 1994;

    Bellezza 1997a, 1997b, 1999, 2000a, 2000b, 2001, 2002a, 2002b, 2004, 2008, 2011a,

    2011b; Chayet 1994; Chen Zhao Fu 1988, 1996, 2006b; Francfort et al. 1990, 1992; Li

    Yongxian 2004; Lü Hongliang 2010; Suolang Wangdui (Bsod-nams dbang-'dus)

    1994; Tang Huisheng 2006; Tang Huisheng and Gao Zhiwei 2004; Tang Huisheng

    and Zhang Wenhua 2001; Wu Junkui and Zhang Jianlin 1987; Zhang Jianlin 1987. 11 For the names and locations of 52 of these sites, see Bellezza 2008, p. 683-686 and

    2011b. Subsequent to the compilation of this list, petroglyphs have been docu-

    Tamchok Ngangpado (Rta-mchog ngang-pa do) and Lukdo (Lug-do). 12 Pictographs in substantial numbers are found at the ruined summit installation of

    Bellezza 2011a. Petroglyphs dating to the imperial (650-850 CE) or post-imperial

    (850-1000 CE) periods are found on a rock outcrop on the south side of Ruthok

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