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Author: Frank Bock


ISBN: OCLC:944371461

Category: Indian art

Page: 78

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1993 By Frank Bock

Index: American Rock Art Research Association Publications. In American Indian Rock Art, vol. 25, ed. Frank G. Bock, 237–74. Tucson: American Rock Art Research Association. ———. 2000. American Indian Rock Art, vols. 1–25 (1974–2000).

Author: Lawrence L. Loendorf

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816534104

Category: History

Page: 346

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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.

in Pecos River art , in S. Turpin ( ed . ) , Shamanism and rock art in North America , pp . 73–102 . San Antonio ( TX ) , Rock Art Foundation . Special Publication 1 . Vastokas , J. M and R. K. Vastokas . 1973.

Author: Christopher Chippindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521576199

Category: Social Science

Page: 373

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This collection on rock-art explores how we can learn from it as a material record of distant times.

Gebhard , David S. 1966 The Shield Motif in Plains Rock Art . American Antiquity 31 ( 5 ) : 721-732 . Gebhard , David S. , Fred Heaton , and Jonathan Laitone 1987 The Rock Drawings of Castle Gardens , Wyoming .

Author: American Rock Art Research Association. Conference


ISBN: 0976712156

Category: Bear Gulch Site (Mont.)

Page: 210

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“The Earliest Rock Art in the Americas: North America.” Rock Art Research 12 (2): 133–34. . 2004. “Elemental Forms of Rock-Art and the Peopling of the Americas.” In C. Diaz-Granados and J. R. Duncan, eds., The Rock-Art of Eastern North ...

Author: Ekkehart Malotki

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295743622

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The earliest rock art�in the Americas as elsewhere�is geometric or abstract. Until�Early Rock Art in the American West,�however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing range of geometrics and the fascinating questions that arise from their ubiquity and variety. Why did they precede representational marks? What is known about their origins and functions? Why and how did humans begin to make marks, and what does this practice tell us about the early human mind? With some two hundred�striking�color images and�discussions�of chronology, dating, sites, and styles, this pioneering investigation of abstract geometrics on stone (as well as�bone, ivory, and shell)�explores its wide-ranging subject from the perspectives of ethnology, evolutionary biology, cognitive archaeology, and the psychology of artmaking. The authors� unique approach instills a greater respect for a largely unknown and underappreciated form of paleoart, suggesting that before humans became�Homo symbolicus�or even�Homo religiosus, they were mark-makers�Homo aestheticus.
2018-06-17 By Ekkehart Malotki

González Rul, F. (1990). Reconocimiento arqueológico en la parte Mexicana de la Presa de la Amistad. México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Hedges, K. (1982). Phosphenes in the context of native American rock art.

Author: Donna L. Gillette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461484066

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Social and behavioral scientists study religion or spirituality in various ways and have defined and approached the subject from different perspectives. In cultural anthropology and archaeology the understanding of what constitutes religion involves beliefs, oral traditions, practices and rituals, as well as the related material culture including artifacts, landscapes, structural features and visual representations like rock art. Researchers work to understand religious thoughts and actions that prompted their creation distinct from those created for economic, political, or social purposes. Rock art landscapes convey knowledge about sacred and spiritual ecology from generation to generation. Contributors to this global view detail how rock art can be employed to address issues regarding past dynamic interplays of religions and spiritual elements. Studies from a number of different cultural areas and time periods explore how rock art engages the emotions, materializes thoughts and actions and reflects religious organization as it intersects with sociopolitical cultural systems.
2013-10-16 By Donna L. Gillette

Indian rock art of the Southwest . Cambridge Archaeological Journal 8 : 29–54 . Santa Fe , NM : School of American Research ; and Wallace , H. D. and J. P. Holmlund . 1986. Petroglyphs Albuquerque , NM : University of New Mexico of the ...

Author: George Nash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521524245

Category: Art

Page: 400

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A companion to The Archaeology of Rock-Art (Cambridge 1998), this new collection edited by Christopher Chippindale and George Nash addresses the most important component around the rock-art panel - its landscape. The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art draws together the work of many well-known scholars from key regions of the world for rock-art and for rock-art research. It provides a unique, broad and varied insight into the arrangement, location, and structure of rock-art and its place within the landscapes of ancient worlds as ancient people experienced them. Packed with illustrations, as befits a book about images, The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art offers a visual as well as a literary key to the understanding of this most lovely and alluring of archaeological traces.
2004-04 By George Nash

The Jeffers petroglyphs: Native American rock art on the Midwestern Plains. St. Paul: Prairie Smoke Press. Carroll, K.J. (2007). Place, performance and social memory in the 1890s Ghost Dance. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of ...

Author: Bruno David

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190607357

Category: Art

Page: 1152

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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online. For more information, please read the site FAQs.
2018 By Bruno David

Lewis - Williams , J. D. , and T. A. Dowson 1989 The Signs of All Times : Entoptic Phenomena in Upper Paleolithic Art . Current Anthropology 29 : 201-45 . Lenik , E.J. 1996 Sacred Places and Power Spots : Native American Rock Art at ...

Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742502562

Category: Science

Page: 863

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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.

R can rock art include Rock Art of the American sitions and differences in the degree of patina , or Indian ( 1967 ) by Campbell Grant and A Survey " desert varnish , ” accumulation and weathering . of North American Indian Rock Art ...

Author: Professor Guy E Gibbon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 081530725X

Category: Reference

Page: 941

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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

American Antiquity 58(4):711–37. Fredlund, Lynn 1993 Archeological Investigations and Rock Art Recordation at Recognition Rock (24RB165) Rosebud County, Montana. Butte MT: GCM Services, Inc. Frison, George C. 1978 Prehistoric Hunters of ...

Author: James D. Keyser

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806846

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The Plains region that stretches from northern Colorado to southern Alberta and from the Rockies to the western Dakotas is the land of the Cheyenne and the Blackfeet, the Crow and the Sioux. Its rolling grasslands and river valleys have nurtured human cultures for thousands of years. On cave walls, glacial boulders, and riverside cliffs, native people recorded their ceremonies, vision quests, battles, and daily activities in the petroglyphs and pictographs they incised, pecked, or painted onto the stone surfaces. In this vast landscape, some rock art sites were clearly intended for communal use; others just as clearly mark the occurrence of a private spiritual encounter. Elders often used rock art, such as complex depictions of hunting, to teach traditional knowledge and skills to the young. Other sites document the medicine powers and brave deeds of famous warriors. Some Plains rock art goes back more than 5,000 years; some forms were made continuously over many centuries. Archaeologists James Keyser and Michael Klassen show us the origins, diversity, and beauty of Plains rock art. The seemingly endless variety of images include humans, animals of all kinds, weapons, masks, mazes, handprints, finger lines, geometric and abstract forms, tally marks, hoofprints, and the wavy lines and starbursts that humans universally associate with trancelike states. Plains Indian Rock Art is the ultimate guide to the art form. It covers the natural and archaeological history of the northwestern Plains; explains rock art forms, techniques, styles, terminology, and dating; and offers interpretations of images and compositions.
2017-05-01 By James D. Keyser

Apache rock art is less well known and discrete styles have not been identified , although sites attributable to this widely ... The next major overview of North American rock art is Campbell Grant's recent volume ( 1967 ) , soon to be ...

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826309135

Category: Art

Page: 379

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The comprehensive book on Indian petroglyphs in the Southwest.
1986 By Polly Schaafsma

Waller, S. J. 2002 Sounds of the Spirit World: Auditory Perceptions of Depth at Rock Art Sites. American Indian Rock Art 28:53–56. Warren, C. W., and R. H. Crabtree 1986 Prehistory of the Southwestern Area. In Handbook of North American ...

Author: John C. Bretney

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781950446056

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Recipient of the Jo Anne Stolaroff Cotsen Prize The product of ten years of fieldwork at Little Lake Ranch in the Rose Valley, the southern gateway to the Owens Valley, this book presents the results of intensive rock art analyses carried out by the interdisciplinary research team of the UCLA Rock Art Archive. The research attempts to establish a connective web of associations to break down traditional but artificial barriers between rock art and the rest of archaeology. Through time-honored methods of stylistic analysis, the focus is on recent breakthroughs in the analysis of meaning and religion in the context of landscape attributes and ecological opportunities. Regional or ethnic differences suggested by the rock art record has made it possible to create a flexible analytical framework containing previously unpublished or overlooked archaeological excavation and object data. This book describes the occurrence, concentration, distribution, and formal variation of pecked and painted motifs. Scratched, pecked, and painted patterns are analyzed separately. Full-color illustrations throughout enhance the physical appeal of this beautiful book.
2012-12-31 By John C. Bretney

10: The Concept of Shamanism: Uses and Abuses, edited by Mihály Hoppál (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2001); Gilreath, Amy J., “The Archaeology and Petroglyphs of the Coso Rock Art Landmark,” in American Indian Rock Art, Vol.

Author: Linda S. Cordell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313021893

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.
2008-12-30 By Linda S. Cordell

Author: Klaus F. Wellmann


ISBN: OCLC:5067687

Category: Indian art

Page: 461

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Overall, rock art in the North American midcontinent continues to remain relevant not only within research contexts but also as complex heritage resources important to the ongoing negotiations of Native American and First Nations ...

Author: Liam M. Brady

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607324980

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

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Rock art has long been considered an archaeological artifact reflecting activities from the past, yet it is also a phenomenon with present-day meaning and relevance to both indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Relating to Rock Art in the Contemporary World challenges traditional ways of thinking about this highly recognizable form of visual heritage and provides insight into its contemporary significance. One of the most visually striking forms of material culture embedded in landscapes, rock art is ascribed different meanings by diverse groups of people including indigenous peoples, governments, tourism offices, and the general public, all of whom relate to images and sites in unique ways. In this volume, leading scholars from around the globe shift the discourse from a primarily archaeological basis to one that examines the myriad ways that symbolism, meaning, and significance in rock art are being renegotiated in various geographical and cultural settings, from Australia to the British Isles. They also consider how people manage the complex meanings, emotions, and cultural and political practices tied to rock art sites and how these factors impact processes relating to identity construction and reaffirmation today. Richly illustrated and geographically diverse, Relating to Rock Art in the Contemporary World connects archaeology, anthropology, and heritage studies. The book will appeal to students and scholars of archaeology, anthropology, heritage, heritage management, identity studies, art history, indigenous studies, and visual theory, as well as professionals and amateurs who have vested or avocational interests in rock art. Contributors: Agustín Acevedo, Manuel Bea, Jutinach Bowonsachoti, Gemma Boyle, John J. Bradley, Noelene Cole, Inés Domingo, Kurt E. Dongoske, Davida Eisenberg-Degen, Dánae Fiore, Ursula K. Frederick, Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Catherine Namono, George H. Nash, John Norder, Marianna Ocampo, Joshua Schmidt, Duangpond Singhaseni, Benjamin W. Smith, Atthasit Sukkham, Noel Hidalgo Tan, Watinee Tanompolkrang, Luke Taylor, Dagmara Zawadzka
2016-12-01 By Liam M. Brady



ISBN: UCSC:32106012713019

Category: CD-ROMs


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If the Minusinsk style is depicting animals emerging from the underworld, this may be an ancient concept that was present in early South Siberian petroglyphs and was brought into North America where it continued to be depicted in some ...

Author: Jo McDonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118253922

Category: Social Science

Page: 736

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This unique guide provides an artistic and archaeological journey deep into human history, exploring the petroglyphic and pictographic forms of rock art produced by the earliest humans to contemporary peoples around the world. Summarizes the diversity of views on ancient rock art from leading international scholars Includes new discoveries and research, illustrated with over 160 images (including 30 color plates) from major rock art sites around the world Examines key work of noted authorities (e.g. Lewis-Williams, Conkey, Whitley and Clottes), and outlines new directions for rock art research Is broadly international in scope, identifying rock art from North and South America, Australia, the Pacific, Africa, India, Siberia and Europe Represents new approaches in the archaeological study of rock art, exploring issues that include gender, shamanism, landscape, identity, indigeneity, heritage and tourism, as well as technological and methodological advances in rock art analyses
2012-06-22 By Jo McDonald

Their art consists entirely of paintings in black pigment and carved petroglyphs that usually depict fearsome human ... There does not appear to be a discernible stylistic continuity with rock art of the nearby South American coast ...

Author: Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120814649

Category: Art, Prehistoric

Page: 228

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This is a unique volume in the history of rock art studies, meant at once for the advanced scholar, serious student and the curious but conscientious layman, co-authored by K.K. Chakravarty and R.G. Bednarik, who co-chaired the Rock Art session of the World Archaeological Congress 3 at Delhi in 1994. It is a synoptic but comprehensive survey, illustrated by 221 photographs and sketches, including 172 photographs in colour. The two scholars have not only described the latest state of research on rock art, but also transported rock art studies into the realm of interdisciplinary, inter-cultural analysis. Buttressed by an indicative map of the rock art regions, a list of major up to date direct dating results on rock art, a glossary of keywords related to spatial, temporal, technological, managerial categories, and an index, this volume blends precise, dispassionate descriptions with eloquent evocations. It blends conclusions distilled from rigorous, hard headed field research with penetrating criticism and assessment of the evidence. It combines a ruthless brevity and density with extraordinary felicity and clarity of language. Above all, it is an wonderful attempt at dealing with the problems of understanding, which dog human attempts to comprehend the meaning and shape of human creativity.

Tucson: American Rock Art Research Association. Whitley, David S. 2001a. “Rock art and rock art research in a worldwide perspective: An introduction”. In Handbook of Rock Art Research, edited by and D.S. Whitley, 7-54.

Author: Oscar Moro Abadía

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000339734

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Ontologies of Rock Art is the first publication to explore a wide range of ontological approaches to rock art interpretation, constituting the basis for groundbreaking studies on Indigenous knowledges, relational metaphysics, and rock imageries. The book contributes to the growing body of research on the ontology of images by focusing on five main topics: ontology as a theoretical framework; the development of new concepts and methods for an ontological approach to rock art; the examination of the relationships between ontology, images, and Indigenous knowledges; the development of relational models for the analysis of rock images; and the impact of ontological approaches on different rock art traditions across the world. Generating new avenues of research in ontological theory, political ontology, and rock art research, this collection will be relevant to archaeologists, anthropologists, and philosophers. In the context of an increasing interest in Indigenous ontologies, the volume will also be of interest to scholars in Indigenous studies.
2021-03-03 By Oscar Moro Abadía

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