This beautifully illustrated 2-volume set is an extensive report on the rock art of the Wadi al-Ajal, south west Libya. Volume 1 (Synthesis) is a contextual analysis of a substantial new corpus of engravings from this area, which is of central importance in the cultural development of the Sahara. Volume 2 (Gazetteer) presents the engraved panels with photographs and line drawings.
An Engraved Landscape: Rock Carvings in the Wadi al-Ajal, Libya – PAPERBACK EDITION (Two Volume Set)
by Tertia Barnett
The Sahara contains one of the most extensive and enigmatic collections of rock art in the world. An Engraved Landscape represents the main report on the rock art of the Wadi al-Ajal, south west Libya. Based on extensive fieldwork directed by the author between 2004 and 2009, and funded by the British Academy and Society for Libyan Studies, this monograph presents and synthesises a rich corpus of new engravings from an area of central importance in the cultural development of the Sahara.
Spatial and quantitative analyses of the carvings reveal changing relationships between humans and the landscape over an 8000-year period from c.6000 BC to recent times.
Both richly illustrated, Volume 1 presents a synthesis and Volume 2 is a gazetteer of engravings. This record of the fragile engravings provides an important source of information for researchers, students and rock art enthusiasts.
210 x 297 mm, vol 1 338 pp, vol 2 592 pp
(Society for Libyan Studies, May 2019)
- Members: £70 for 2 volumes, £35 for 1 volume;
- Non-members: £90 for 2 volumes, £45 for 1 volume from Oxbow Books