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Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

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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 Southwest examines 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.

Synopsis:

This book carefully defines regional rock art styles and gives interpretations of possible functions within the Native American cultures that created them.

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The comprehensive book on Indian petroglyphs in the Southwest.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-365) and index.

About the Author

Polly Schaafsma is a research associate with the Museum of Indian Art and Culture in the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826309136
Author:
Schaafsma, Polly
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Santa Fe :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
North America
Subject:
History - Prehistoric
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Primitive
Subject:
Indian art
Subject:
Petroglyphs
Subject:
Rock paintings
Subject:
Southwest, New Antiquities.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
History - Prehistoric & Primitive
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
American Indians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st paperbound printing., Bibliography: p. 347-365
Series:
Southwest Indian arts series
Series Volume:
2171
Publication Date:
19860731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
393
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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