-- Introduction -- The Sydney Basin -- Environmental Context -- Social context -- Archaeological context -- The rock art of the Sydney Basin -- Excavations at Yengo 1 and Yengo 2 -- Excavation at the Great Mackerel Rockshelter -- Excavations at Upside-Down-Man -- The Contemporaneity of Art and Deposit -- Diachronic variation in the art of the Sydney Basin -- Synchronic variation: Sydney Basin engraved art -- Regional synchronic variation: shelter art -- Dreamtime superhighway: modelling a regional style.
"Dreamtime superhighway presents a thorough and original contextualization of the rock art and archaeology of the Sydney Basin. By combining excavation results with rock art analysis it demonstrates that a true archaeology of rock art can provide insights into rock art image-making in people's social and cultural lives. McDonald has developed a model that suggests that visual culture - such as rock art-making and its images and forms - could be understood as a system of communication, as a way of signaling group identifying behaviour."--Provided by publisher.