Canyon de Chelly

Its People and Rock Art

Author: Campbell Grant

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816505233

Category: Art

Page: 290

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With the exception of the Grand Canyon itself, none of the great gorges of the American Southwest is more uniquely beautiful than Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings. Of all the important centers of prehistoric Anasazi culture, only this magnificent canyon shows an unbroken record of settlement for more than 1,000 years. In this liberally illustrated book, rock art authority Campbell Grant examines four aspects of the spectacular canyon: its physical characteristics, its history of human habitation, its explorers and archaeologists, and its countless rock paintings and petroglyphs. Grant surveys 96 sites in the two main canyons and offers an interpretation of the rock art found there.

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.

Kokopelli

The Magic, Mirth, and Mischief of an Ancient Symbol

Author: Dennis Slifer

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423601746

Category: Art

Page: 199

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A guide to the ancient symbols and sites of the Southewest's most iconic image

Canyon de Chelly

Author: Wilson Hunter

Publisher: Kc Publications

ISBN: 9780887141454

Category: Travel

Page: 48

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Experience this place within the rock through the eyes of a local Navajo. Learn of a truly bicultural society, created by adapting 2,000-year-old traditions within modern lifeways. This 9 x 12 book is overflowing with beautiful photos and interpretive text on this National Park for your enjoyment.

Tribus

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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Canyon de Chelly

100 Hundred Years of Painting and Photography

Author: Donald J. Hagerty

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879057053

Category: Art

Page: 120

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Truly awesome, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument has inspired artists from the first people to inscribe figures on the massive stone to contemporary photographers and painters. Hagerty does a good job of combining informative historical essays, profiles of artists and their methods of representing the canyon, and photographs of the place and the art. The volume captures the poetic spirit of Canyon de Chelly and its power.

Navajo Placenames and Trails of the Canyon de Chelly System, Arizona

Author: Stephen C. Jett

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820442761

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Placenames reveal how particular cultures perceive and classify their environments: what they see as significant - economically, religiously, and so forth - about how they differentiate particular places from space in general. In addition to comprising a distinct semantic domain, to the extent that the reasons for their individual existences can be discovered, placenames may also convey important information concerning cultural beliefs and values, folklore, ethnography, economics, and history. Placenames also function as mnemonic devices that may facilitate communication, travel, resource-finding, and mythological memory, and as such are highly charged linguistic symbols.<BR> Cultural geographer Stephen C. Jett has collected and analyzed over 250 Navajo placenames from Arizona's spectacular Canyon de Chelly system, discovering what they mean and why and identifying frequencies of allusions in these names as well as in the stories, mythical and historical, that involve these named places and imbue them with meaning. Comparisons are made with both Euroamerican placenaming practice - very different - and that of other North American Athapaskan-speakers - very similar. Here too, Professor Jett inventories the scores of trails that Navajos have built and used in the canyons and describes their physical features and uses.

The ancient ones

sacred monuments of the Inka, Maya & Cliffdweller

Author: Hans Li

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 131

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Rock Art of Clear Creek Canyon in Central Utah

Author: Shane A. Baker,Scott E. Billat

Publisher: Museum of Poeples & Cultures

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Reports on the findings of the several rock art surveys completed as part of the Clear Creek Project. The rock art is illustrated in photos or drawings and described in detail. Rock art is what first interested early explorers and archaeologists in Clear Creek Canyon.

National Parks of the West

A Complete Guide to the 31 Best-Loved Parks and Monuments in the Western United States and Canada

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679030522

Category: Canada, Western

Page: 428

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- The only guide you'll need to visit the best parks in the West ("Indispensable," according to the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution), covering 31 of the best-loved national parks in western North America, with complete travel information on each: - Driving tours with the most spectacular scenery. - Nature trails and backcountry hikes. - Detailed information on geology, flora, fauna, and weather. - Tips on biking, fishing, swimming, boating, rock climbing, ski touring, seasonal events, and more. - Itineraries for people with only one day to spend. - Extensive reviews of hotels and restaurants both inside and outside the parks. - Detailed campground information, with charts to help you compare facilities. - All text in the book reviewed for accuracy by National Park Service and National Forest Service personnel.

Canyon Country Prehistoric Rock Art

An Illustrated Guide to Viewing, Understanding, and Appreciating the Rock Art of the Prehistoric Indian Cultures of Utah, the Great Basin and the General Four Corners Region

Author: Francis Audrey Barnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fremont culture

Page: 304

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Includes information on protected rock art sites in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Gives information on these special rock art areas: Albuquerque and Santa Fe Area; Arches National Park; Bandelier National Monument Area; Canyon de Chelly National Monument; Canyonlands National Park--Maze Area; Canyonlands National Park--Needles Area; Capitol Reef National Park;Central Utah Area; Chaco Canyon Area; Desolation-Gray Canyon of the Green River; Grand Canyon National Park; Grand Gulch Primitive Area;Hovenweep National Monument; Indian Creek Canyon; Moab Area; Petrified Forest National Park; San Juan River Gorge; Three Rivers Area; Uintah Basin Area; West-Central Colorado Area; Zuñi-Cibola Area; miscellaneous areas; and Anasazi celestial rock art.