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Title Indian Rock Art of the Southwest
Author Polly Schaafsma
Publisher UNM Press
Release 1986
Category Art
Total Pages 379
ISBN 9780826309136
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The comprehensive book on Indian petroglyphs in the Southwest.

Title Rock Art of the Southwest
Author Liz Welsh
Publisher Wilderness Press
Release 2010-05-10
Category Art
Total Pages 176
ISBN 089997600X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The who, what, where, when, and how of rock-art. This richly illustrated book will guide you to 28 outstanding rock-art sites in seven states, and teach you about art styles and the cultural groups that created them. Includes a resource guide to continue your exploration.

Title A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest
Author Alex Patterson
Publisher Big Earth Publishing
Release 1992
Category Art
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781555660918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest is the first specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. Interest in the subject has grown significantly among professional archaeologists and informed lay persons in recent years, but the purpose and meaning that the intriguing symbols had for their creators remain a mystery. Although the significance of the symbols will never be known for certain, educated guesses can be made.The "Field Guide" brings together 600 commentaries on specific rock art symbols by over one hundred archaeologists, anthropologists, researchers, and Native American informants. Intended to be used in the field, as well as a reference, the book includes a pictorial key at the beginning and is organized by tentative meaning or by description.The reader can easily find the one or several of the 500 illustrations that most closely match the rock art symbol in question. Patterson emphasizes the tentative nature of the interpretations and has included an index by neutral archaeological description as well as complete documentation of every excerpted comment. The range of the book is from the northern states of Mexico to Utah and from California to Colorado.

Title Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest
Author David Grant Noble
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2015-09-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1589799380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Title The Archaeology of Art in the American Southwest
Author Marit K. Munson
Publisher Rowman Altamira
Release 2011-04-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780759120259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Marit K. Munson explores ancient artwork with standard archaeological approaches to material culture, framed by theoretical insights of disciplines such as art history, visual studies, and psychology. She demonstrates how archaeological methods, combined with theoretical insights from other disciplines, open up new avenues for understanding of past peoples.

Title Casas Grandes and the Ceramic Art of the Ancient Southwest
Author Richard F. Townsend
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2005-01-01
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0300111487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A fascinating exploration of the rich artistic heritage and beauty of Casas Grandes ceramics

Art in the Pre Hispanic Southwest by Radoslaw Palonka

Title Art in the Pre Hispanic Southwest
Author Radoslaw Palonka
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2022-07-15
Category
Total Pages 396
ISBN 1793648743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the development of pre-Hispanic Native American cultures in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest from the Paleoindian period until the appearance of the first Europeans in the sixteenth century through studies of settlements, rock art, and pottery iconography.

Discovering North American Rock Art by Lawrence L. Loendorf

Title Discovering North American Rock Art
Author Lawrence L. Loendorf
Publisher University of Arizona Press
Release 2016-05
Category History
Total Pages 346
ISBN 0816534101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From the high plains of Canada to caves in the southeastern United States, images etched into and painted on stone by ancient Native Americans have aroused in observers the desire to understand their origins and meanings. Rock paintings and engravings can be found in nearly every state and province, and each region has its own distinctive story of discovery and evolving investigation of the rock art record. Rock art in the twenty-first century enjoys a large and growing popularity fueled by scholarly research and public interest alike. This book explores the history of rock art research in North America and is the only volume in the past twenty-five years to provide coverage of the subject on a continental scale. Written by contributors active in rock art research, it examines sites that provide a cross-section of regions and topics and complements existing books on rock art by offering new information, insights, and approaches to research. The first part of the volume explores different regional approaches to the study of rock art, including a set of varied responses to a single site as well as an overview of broader regional research investigations. It tells how Writing-on-Stone in southern Alberta, Canada, reflects changing thought about rock art from the 1870s to today; it describes the role of avocational archaeologists in the Mississippi Valley, where rock art styles differ on each side of the river; it explores discoveries in southwestern mountains and southeastern caves; and it integrates the investigation of cupules along Georgia’s Yellow River into a full study of a site and its context. The book also compares the differences between rock art research in the United States and France: from the outset, rock art was of only marginal interest to most U.S. archaeologists, while French prehistorians considered cave art an integral part of archaeological research. The book’s second part is concerned with working with the images today and includes coverage of gender interests, government sponsorship, the role of amateurs in research, and chronometric studies. Much has changed in our understanding of rock art since Cotton Mather first wrote in 1714 of a strange inscription on a Massachusetts boulder, and the cutting-edge contributions in this volume tell us much about both the ancient place of these enduring images and their modern meanings. Discovering North American Rock Art distills today’s most authoritative knowledge of the field and is an essential volume for both specialists and hobbyists.

Title Rock Art of the American Southwest
Author Scott Thybony
Publisher Graphic Arts Books
Release 1994
Category Art
Total Pages 128
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Photographs depict rock carvings and paintings created by the ancestors of today's Native Americans

Handbook of Rock Art Research by David S. Whitley

Title Handbook of Rock Art Research
Author David S. Whitley
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2001
Category Science
Total Pages 863
ISBN 9780742502567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

While there has always been a large public interest in ancient pictures painted or carved on stone, the archaeological study of rock art is in its infancy. But intensive amounts of research has revolutionized this field in the past decade. New methods of dating and analysis help to pinpoint the makers of these beautiful images, new interpretive models help us understand this art in relation to culture. Identification, conservation and management of rock art sites have become major issues in historical preservation worldwide. And the number of archaeologically attested sites has mushroomed. In this handbook, the leading researchers in the rock art area provide cogent, state-of-the-art summaries of the technical, interpretive, and regional advances in rock art research. The book offers a comprehensive, basic reference of current information on key topics over six continents for archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and rock art enthusiasts.