Rock Paintings in Indonesia | Edition Topoi

Rock Paintings in Indonesia

Institutions

Humboldt-Univesität zu Berlin, Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi

Keywords

Indonesia, rock paintings

Citation

Rock Paintings in Indonesia, 2016, Markus Wäfler, Gerd Graßhoff, Thomas Hofmeier, Gordon Fischer, Edition Topoi

Abstract

Rock paintings in Indonesia were recorded during three short excursions by Markus Wäfler and Wolfgang Marschall. Threatened by environmental changes and human interventions and activities, these rock paintings represent the latest specimen of early drawings in that region. Their age determination has not yet been completed, but Australian researchers consider some of them to be the eldest testimonies of figurative drawings of early mankind.

Description

The present data are based on the drawings from the first three volumns published by Wäfler and Marschall. The rock paintings were re-drawn by Markus Wäfler, and have, after their digitization by Thomas Hofmeier, been processed by Gerd Graßhoff and Gordon Fischer so that they could be uploaded into the database. A fourth volume with individial figures in systematic categorization will be published by Markus Wäfler.

The authors Markus Wäfler and Wolfgang Marschall have opted for an open-access publication to make the data widely available to researchers and the interested public. Markus Wäfler copied the entire scope of individual figures and will present a detailed classification of the illustrated objects. The data interface allows modern, computer-aided methods for analyzing the rock paintings.

Further information

Marschall, Wolfgang und Markus Wäfler. Felsmalereien Indonesiens. Band 1. Pulau - Muna. Borsdorf: Edition winterwork, 2012

Marschall, Wolfgang und Markus Wäfler. Felsmalereien Indonesiens. Band 2. Teluk - Berau. Borsdorf: Edition winterwork, 2013.

Marschall, Wolfgang und Markus Wäfler. Felsmalereien Indonesiens. Band 3. Kaimana - Pulau - Kei Kecil. Borsdorf: Edition winterwork, 2014.

Research Group

Markus Wäfler, Gerd Graßhoff, Thomas Hofmeier, Gordon Fischer