Petroglyphs of Central Asia

By K. Tashbayeva, et al.
December 2002
International Institute of Central Asian Studies Samarkand
ISBN: 9967-20-776-0
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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