Dirk Huyge and Francis Van Noten (Eds.): What Ever Happened to the People? Humans and Anthropomorphs in the Rock Art of Northern Africa

Brussels, Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, 2018, 552 pp., ISBN-13: 978- 90-756-5251-2
  • Marina GallinaroEmail author
Book Review

This volume, with the evocative title “What Ever Happened to the People? Humans and Anthropomorphs in the Rock Art of Northern Africa,” contains the proceedings of an international conference organized by the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) and the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH), which was held from September 17-19, 2015 at the Palais des Académies in Brussels. This event and the resulting book represent the “sequel” to a first conference organized in 2010 and published by the same editors and one other with an equally evocative title: “The Signs of Which Times? Chronological and Palaeoenvironmental Issues in the Rock Art of Northern Africa” (Huyge et al. 2012). The main focus of the conference in 2015 was to address the study of human and anthropomorphic representations in North African rock art, considered “one of the major and informative components of the rock art repertoire” (Huyge, p. 551). The book includes thirty-six contributions as well as an...



  1. Huyge, D., Van Noten, F., & Swinne, D. (Eds.). (2012). The signs of which times? Chronological and palaeoenvironmental issues in the rock art of Northern Africa. Brussels: Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze dell’AntichitàSapienza Università di RomaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLALos AngelesUSA

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