Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826309136

Category: Art

Page: 379

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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 Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest

Author: Alex Patterson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555660918

Category: Art

Page: 256

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This is the only specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. The Field Guide brings together 600 commentaries on specific symbols by over 100 archaeologists, researchers, and Native American informants. Covers the northern states of Mexico to Utah and from California to Colorado.

Easy Field Guide to Southwestern Petroglyphs

Author: Elizabeth C. Welsh

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 9780935810608

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Guide to petroglyphs in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Concise information about how, when, where, and why petroglyphs were made.

On the trail of Spider Woman

petroglyphs, pictographs, and myths of the Southwest

Author: Carol Patterson-Rudolph

Publisher: Ancient City Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 132

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"On the Trail of Spider Woman weaves together the stories of tiny elusive Spider Woman as she is mythologized by the Keresan Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo people. She is a metaphor for something small and invisible yet very powerful. She represents creativity, spirit, old age, and wisdom. The myths in "On the Trail of Spider Woman are those that were left in the petroglyphs and pictographs of the San Juan Basin, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico.

Rock Art in New Mexico

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890132326

Category: Art

Page: 175

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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.

Painted Dreams

Native American Rock Art

Author: Thor Conway

Publisher: NorthWord Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781559712132

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 157

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A guide to the deeper meanings of rock art. The author spent more than 20ears travelling to rock art sites across the United States and Canada,arning the trust of native elders and preserving their insights.

Kokopelli

Fluteplayer Images in Rock Art

Author: Dennis Slifer,James Duffield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780941270809

Category: Art

Page: 199

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Describes sites in the Southwest where ancient images of Kokopelli can be found carved or painted on rocks, and offers a sampling of Native American stories about the mythical humpbacked fluteplayer.

Images in Stone

Author: David Muench,Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 9781563134425

Category: Photography

Page: 191

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This comprehensive survey of the rock art of America's ancient civilizations staggers the beholder in its majesty and beauty. Anthropologist Polly Schaafsma's text provides in-depth background on the people who created the art and their world. Muench's superb photographs convey the excitement of these extraordinary images.

Petroglyphs

Ancient Language/sacred Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: Clear Light Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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Offers artistic renderings of Native American art with information about location and cultural meaning, the visible language of petroglyphs, and preservation issues

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

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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.

Visions from the Past

The Archaeology of Australian Aboriginal Art

Author: M. J. Morwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741150049

Category: History

Page: 347

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Visions from the Past is a clear and comprehensive examination of Aboriginal rock art. It also provides a practical overview of precisely how and why archaeologist study prehistoric art.

Stone Chisel and Yucca Brush

Colorado Plateau Rock Art

Author: Ekkehart Malotki,Donald Edgar Weaver

Publisher: Kiva Publishing

ISBN: 1885772270

Category: History

Page: 210

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Stone Chisel and Yucca Brush" features stunning photographs of the Colorado Plateau. For each rock art image, general location and chronological information is provided.

Painters in Prehistory

Archaeology and Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands

Author: Harry J. Shafer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595340863

Category: Art

Page: 282

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"The remnants of prehistoric Lower Pecos people reveal lifeways unlike those anywhere in the world. The people who inhabited what is now Texas left artifacts that provide information about 12,000 years of existence, the last 7,000 of which are still astoundingly evident. Includes maps, charts, tables, photographs, and drawings"--Provided by publisher.

Warrior, Shield, and Star

Imagery and Ideology of Pueblo Warfare

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 204

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Warrior, Shield and Star interprets the rich symbolism and ideology of Pueblo warfare in rock art in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The conclusion relates ancient war symbols to modern Pueblo war societies. This groundbreaking book will be welcomed by rock art scholars and avid amateurs.

Origins of Pictures

Anthropological Discourses in Image Science

Author: Klaus Sachs-Hombach,Jörg R. J. Schirra

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 3869621613

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Anyone talking about pictures by necessity refers to those using pictures. It is therefore essentially the competence of using pictures that has to be considered. Such competence is not common among higher developed mammals, at least as far as we know today. This fact raises the question whether and to what extent that ability has to be conceived as a strictly anthropological one. In an interdisciplinary approach, the first international conference of the Society for Interdisciplinary Image Science (GiB) titled ›Origins of Pictures‹ has taken a closer look at the role of pictures for the conditio humana. The primary goal of the conference was to present empirical findings of the origins of picture uses, considering in particular research in paleo-anthropology, archeology, cultural anthropology, and developmental psychology. Furthermore, those findings were to be related to philosophical considerations concerning the conditions of the conceptual formation of picture competence.

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia

Author: Linda S. Cordell,Kent Lightfoot,Francis McManamon,George Milner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313021899

Category: Social Science

Page: 1488

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The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.

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

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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.