Petroglyphs of Central Asia
By K. Tashbayeva, et al.
International Institute of Central Asian Studies Samarkand
219 pages, Illustrated, 8" x 11 1/2"
$98.50 Paper Original
Hundreds of thousands of petroglyphs are widespread along the ancient roads
and territories of Central Asia, from Pamir to Altan, in steppic and montaneous
areas. They date from any time from the prehistory to contemporary period. They
are organized as simple elementary images as well as complex and elaborated
compositions. Petroglyph sites have been recorded and studied from the time
of the 17th century travelers. However, a great impulse was given by professional
archaeologists during the Soviet period. Teams recorded and published rock art
sites in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Siberia and Mongolia. Related Sites
were also studied by scholars in China, Pakistan and India.
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