Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589799380

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin. In addition to descriptions of each site, Noble provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. Filled with photos of ruins, petroglyphs, and artifacts, as well as maps, this is a guide every traveler needs when exploring the Southwest.

Roadside Guide to Indian Ruins & Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: N.A

Publisher: Westcliffe Pub


Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 3554

At archeological sites throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, the ancient inhabitants of the American Southwest have left a rich legacy built and etched in stone - places to witness sheer ingenuity and pay tribute to the roots of Native American culture. With color photographs, maps, and detailed entries, this handsome volume spotlights the most accessible, visitor-friendly sites to explore. Also included are suggested travel routes for those wishing to tour multiple sites.

Ancient Ruins of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cooper Square Pub

ISBN: 9780873587242

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 566

A thrilling mystery for middle readers follows eleven-year-old Kathy Wicklow who, during her visit to an architectural dig in New Mexico, has frightening visions of a crystal skull that causes her to solve an ancient mystery. Simultaneous.

Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826309136

Category: Art

Page: 379

View: 5647

This comprehensive view of carvings and paintings on stone by Native Americans from 200 B.C. through the nineteenth century surveys the rock art of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, northern Mexico, and west Texas, providing an incomparable visual record of Southwest Indian culture, religion, and society. Rock carvings and paintings are important sources in the archaeological and historical interpretation of Southwest Indians. Rock art reflects the cosmic and mythic orientation of the culture that produced it, and understanding of prehistoric peoples, both hunters and gatherers and the Hohokam, Anasazi, Mogollon, and Fremont cultures, and the Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache Indians. Culturally significant events such as the shift in prehistoric times from spear and atlatl to the bow, or, in the historic period, the introduction of the horse into the Southwest, are recorded in rock art. The illustrations--thirty-two color plates, nearly 250 photographs, and numerous line drawings--bring together in one volume petroglyphs and rock paintings that are scattered over thousands of miles of desert and mesa, giving the reader an overview of Indian rock art that would be nearly impossible to achieve in the field. Indian Rock Art of the Southwestexamines from an archaeological perspective the rich legacy of stone drawings and carvings preserved throughout the Southwest. Professional and amateur archaeologists and historians, as well as the general reader with an interest in Indian art, will find this volume a valuable resource.

A Guide to Rock Art Sites

Southern California and Southern Nevada

Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423323

Category: Art

Page: 218

View: 6391

This unique full-color field guide is essential for anyone who seeks to understand why shamans in the Far West created rock art and what they sought to depict. Whitley is on the cutting edge of dating and interpreting the images as well as describing the

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest

Author: Arthur H. Rohn,William M. Ferguson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826339706

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1565

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwestoffers a complete picture of Puebloan culture from its prehistoric beginnings through twenty-five hundred years of growth and change, ending with the modern-day Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. Aerial and ground photographs, over 325 in color, and sixty settlement plans provide an armchair trip to ruins that are open to the public and that may be visited or viewed from nearby. Included, too, are the living pueblos from Taos in north central New Mexico along the Rio Grande Valley to Isleta, and westward through Acoma and Zuni to the Hopi pueblos in Arizona. In addition to the architecture of the ruins,Puebloan Ruins of the Southwestgives a detailed overview of the Pueblo Indians' lifestyles including their spiritual practices, food, clothing, shelter, physical appearance, tools, government, water management, trade, ceramics, and migrations.

Legacy on Stone

Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau and Four Corners Region

Author: Sally J. Cole

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555663919

Category: Art

Page: 340

View: 3781

In the deep and colorful sandstone canyons west of the Rockies, along river corridors of northern Colorado, and inscribed on rock outcroppings of the Colorado Plateau, the rock art of ancient and historic inhabitants of the West is an enduring record of past ideas and practices. This first integrated analysis of rock art styles throughout the western Colorado region, dating from pre-A.D. 1 to the middle of the twentieth century, bring together information from earlier studies and presents new information to shed light on how various cultures developed and interacted over time and in diverse geographical settings. Sally Cole traces connections between art on canyon walls, rock shelters, and bolders and designs on pottery, basketry, and other artificts, placing the art in cultural context. This book surveys the cultural history and rock art traditions of Archaic hunters and gatherers, Anasazi, Fremont, Navajo, Eastern Shoshoni, and Ute peoples. regions of special interest include Mesa Verde and the Four Corners area, the Uncompahgre Plateau, Dinosaur National Monument and the canyons of the Green and Yampa rivers, and the Canyonlands of Utah and Colorado. An abundance of drawings, photographs, and maps illustrate the text and reveal the diversity of rock art forms and settings in the West.

Rock Art of the American Southwest

Author: Scott Thybony

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9781558684676

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6112

The ancient rock paintings and carvings found in abundance in the southwestern United States are astonishing in their beauty and mystery ...

Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen

A Guide to 36 Sites Across the Southwest

Author: Dave Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762768827

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7621

Information on 37 archaeological sites in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.

The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241890

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6816

An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants. For more than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans—Native Americans who flourished long before the first contact with Europeans—occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. Just before AD 1300, they abandoned their homeland in a migration that remains one of prehistory's greatest puzzles. Northern and southern neighbors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Fremont and Mogollon likewise flourished for millennia before migrating or disappearing. Fortunately, the Old Ones, as some of their present-day descendants call them, left behind awe-inspiring ruins, dazzling rock art, and sophisticated artifacts ranging from painted pots to woven baskets. Some of their sites and relics had been seen by no one during the 700 years before David Roberts and his companions rediscovered them. In The Lost World of the Old Ones, Roberts continues the hunt for answers begun in his classic book, In Search of the Old Ones. His new findings paint a different, fuller portrait of these enigmatic ancients—thanks to the breakthroughs of recent archaeologists. Roberts also recounts his last twenty years of far-flung exploits in the backcountry with the verve of a seasoned travel writer. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, illuminating the mysteries of the Old Ones as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche. Roberts calls on his climbing and exploratory expertise to reach remote sanctuaries of the ancients hidden within nearly vertical cliffs, many of which are unknown to archaeologists and park rangers. This ongoing quest combines the shock of new discovery with a deeply felt connection to the landscape, and it will change the way readers experience, and imagine, the American Southwest.

Rock Art

The Meanings and Myths Behind Ancient Ruins in the Southwest and Beyond

Author: Stewart M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301708X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3665

The Definitive Guide to Ancient and Contemporary Rock Art! Rock Art explores the fascinating history of ancient human-made stone markings that have puzzled historians, archaeologists, and hikers alike for centuries. What is rock art, and who created these mysterious symbols, and why are so many pieces of artwork similar across disparate and long-forgotten cultures? How was rock art made—and, more importantly, why? These questions and more are addressed in this comprehensive guide, complete with full-color images and travel listings. Look inside to find: Prehistories and histories of the cultures who created these images and etchings. Detailed descriptions of the tools, techniques, and methods used to create rock art. Best practices and techniques for photographing these alluring rock images. Extensive list of rock art sites across the United States. Whether you’re fascinated by the wondrous ancient imagery imprinted on the landscape or just curious about the markings alongside your favorite hiking trail, Rock Art is the only guide you need to better understand this mysterious and beautiful art form.

Rock Art in New Mexico

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890132326

Category: Art

Page: 175

View: 1186

Originally published in 1972, this edition of Rock Art in New Mexico was revised and updated in 1992. In it, Poly Schaafsma presents a corpus of rock art, with comment and descriptions, found in north-west New Mexico, southern New Mexico, the Upper Rio Grande, eastern New Mexico and the southern High Plains. Examples of rock art and petroglyophs are cited from prehistoric times to those created by the Anasazi, Apache and, most recently, the Spanish.

Rock Art of the Lower Pecos

Author: Carolyn E. Boyd

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442591

Category: Art

Page: 139

View: 8180

Four thousand years ago bands of hunter-gatherers lived in and traveled through the challenging terrain of what is now southwest Texas and northern Mexico. Today travelers to that land can view large art panels they left behind on the rock walls of Rattlesnake Canyon, White Shaman Cave, Panther Cave, Mystic Shelter, and Cedar Springs. Messages from a distant past, they are now interpreted for modern readers by artist-archaeologist Carolyn Boyd. It has been thought that the meaning of this ancient art was lost with the artists who produced it. However, thanks to research breakthroughs, these elaborate rock paintings are again communicating a narrative that was inaccessible to humanity for millennia. In the gateway serpents, antlered shamans, and human-animal–cross forms pictured in these ancient murals, Boyd sees a way that ancient hunter-gatherer artists could express their belief systems, provide a mechanism for social and environmental adaptation, and act as agents in the social, economic, and ideological affairs of the community. She offers detailed information gleaned from the art regarding the nature of the lower Pecos cosmos, ritual practices involving the use of sacramental and medicinal plants, and hunter-gatherer lifeways. Now, combining the tools of the ethnologist with the aesthetic sensibilities of an artist, Boyd demonstrates that prehistoric art is not beyond explanation. Images from the past contain a vast corpus of data—accessible through proven, scientific methods—that can enrich our understanding of human life in prehistory and, at the same time, expand our appreciation for the work of art in the present and the future.

Sacred Images

A Vision of Native American Rock Art

Author: Leslie G. Kelen,David Sucec

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers


Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 4421

For lovers of French decorating, this book reproduces some of the earliest toile designs from 18th-century France. Delicate flower prints, fun animal motifs, rich historic scenes, and complex architectural patterns are just some of the subjects reproduced here in rich color. The patterns in Toiles de Jouy are reproduced from an antiquarian book containing 50 plates of French toile fabric and wallpaper patterns. The range of colors is astounding and illustrates that toiles aren't always simply one color on a neutral ground. Some of the most fascinating were designed originally in multiple colors. A new introduction and stories about the toile patterns give decorators, home designers and Francophiles information about toiles that they've never seen before.

In the Places of the Spirits

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: 9781934691229

Category: Photography

Page: 164

View: 5693

This book represents the culmination of david Grand Noble's forty-yrear career as aifen arets photographer adn wirter. It featues sevnty-six black-and-white photographs of the land, people, and deep past of teh Southwest, most published heare for teh first time. Accompnaying these beatiful images are personal reflections interwoven with historical and anthropoogical information. the moving passages reveal much about the man and the magnificent land that inspires his artistry. "The places we konw," Noble writes, "can be ifused with memory and spirit, and landscapes can have soul. The stories contanited may speak of cration, gods, myhic mosters, adn heroes, they many hopld naratives remindeing us of triumphs and defeats, sorrows adn joys. A place is more than a landtorm or an ecosystem; it has the capacity to evoke emotion, transmit knowledge and wisdom, and even shoe people how to live." These Photogrphs and words portary the lan's soul, the artist's vision Throuhg them, the ancient landscapes and peoples of teh Southwest tell their tales, display their beauty, remind us that we are only the most recent of many who have lived and been inpired here. "This book is about humanity, timelessness, and place in the American Southwest. Amidst an alternating beat of facts, personal narative, and photogrphs of landscpes imprinted with ancient images and ancestral homes, the reader/viewer is engaged in a singular odyssey through centuries an dsecred space where the boundaries of time are earsed. As David Noble explores the unpredictable and uncertain bridges between past an present, he waaves all of us into a continuous---of not seamless---fabirc of being in a moment in time."---Polly Schaafsma, author of indian Rock Art of the Southwest "Exploarer, wrtier, adn photographer extrarodinaire David Gradn Noble leads us on an archaeolgical odyssey through the Southwestern landscape. The spirituality of the places and teh Native American inhabitants, both contemporary and ancien, are splendidly capturedd by Noble's elegant prose and vivid phtogrphs. In the Places of teh Spirits is a very personal chonicle by one of the southwest's most sensitive and insightful observers."---Mark Michel, Persident, The Archaeological Coservancy "This book sms up one schllar/artist's lifetime of good work and takes us deep into the soul of the Southwest."---Stephen Trimble, author of The People: Indians of the Amierican Southwes "In the Places of the Spirties renews our appreaciation of the ancient heritge of the American Southwest and of the modern art of photogaphy."---George A. Miles, Curator, Western Americana Collection, Yle University fBeinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library "It took time to find the hand-and toe-hold trail down the cliff; then, with the aid of a rope, we carefuly descended to the canyon floor and entered the maze of twoisitng, menadering branches. Surrounded by steep rock walls, we could not see our landmarks and we lost our sense of dierction. rain showers came and went. At midday, with hopes of findidn the pictographs dimmed, we stopped to rest and eat. Afterward, we set of again, turned a corner, and theer they were---tall, elongated, ghostilke ghostlike anthropomoraphic figures, some with striped bodies and horns, others with bulbous heads and thin, fragile legs. One had its arem ourstretched, rabbits runnig alling the forarem adn a plant sprouting from the delicate fingertips. Further along the cliff, a goggle-wearnig humanoid stared. Each gave teh illustion of hovering in a space of its won, somewhere between solid rock and air. Form an intagible dimeision between worlds they wateched us in silenc. They had an aura of death and life wihtout end."---Dabid grand Noble, In the places of the Spirits, PartI

Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region

Author: Don D. Christensen,Jerry Dickey,Steven M. Freers

Publisher: Sunbelt Publications

ISBN: 9780932653093

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 7794

Over the past 25 years the authors have worked in cooperation with the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park, Bureau of Land Management/Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument to analyze the hard data and to form a comprehensive overview of the 5,000 years of Native American art painted and engraved on the walls and boulders within the greater Grand Canyon region.This visually stunning book opens a window to the past within the majestic Grand Canyon region rarely seen by the millions of visitors who visit this area annually. It is a feast to both the serious rock art researcher and to the general public who may not be aware of the enticing and elaborately rich rock art found in some of the more remote areas within this spectacular landscape.

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

Author: Barbara Mills,Severin Fowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978425

Category: Social Science

Page: 888

View: 9910

The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in the region for well over a century, and during this time the Southwest has repeatedly stood at the forefront of the development of new archaeological methods and theories. Moreover, research in the Southwest has long been a key site of collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, linguists, biological anthropologists, and indigenous intellectuals. This volume marks the most ambitious effort to take stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of the American Southwest. Over seventy top scholars have joined forces to produce an unparalleled survey of state of archaeological knowledge in the region. Themed chapters on particular methods and theories are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of the culture histories of particular archaeological sequences, from the initial Paleoindian occupation, to the rise of a major ritual center in Chaco Canyon, to the onset of the Spanish and American imperial projects. The result is an essential volume for any researcher working in the region as well as any archaeologist looking to take the pulse of contemporary trends in this key research tradition.