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Rock Art of the Caribbean (Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory)

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This compilation, by an international grouping of scholars, focuses on the nature of Caribbean rock art or rock graphics and makes clear the region's substantial and distinctive rock art tradition. Thorough and comparative, it includes data on the history of rock graphic research, the nature of the assemblages (image numbers, types, locations), and the legal, conservation, and research status of the image sites. Chapters on these topics cover research on the islands of Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Aruba, and Bonaire. The prehispanic rock art and other ceremonial structures and artifacts, along with enthnohistorical accounts of the region at Contact, projected backward in time, all point to an active ritual and ceremonial life involving commoners, religious specialists, and elites in differing and interconnected roles and for diverse purposes. The selective use of common rock graphic design and physical elements can be seen in the distribution and execution of the carved and painted images. Pecked, ground, abraded, and scratched petroglyphs, along with pictographs done frequently in red, black, white and orange hues are found on a range of rock surfaces including limestones, granites, diorites, and andesites. Caves/rock shelters and rock formations associated with water sources (water ways, pools, ocean) account for the two most common locations, followed by ball court sites, inland rock outcroppings and beach rock.
 
In addition to specific area presentations, the work includes a review of recent advances in Caribbean rock graphic studies including dating and interpretative models; the application of a new documentation method and resulting computer manipulation advantages; a conservation project in Jamaica that has implications for the preservation and interpretation of the site; and a proposed dating sequence for the Lesser Antillean
Windward Islands.
 

About the Author

Michele H. Hayward, Archaeologist, Panamerican Consultants, Inc.; Lesley-Gail Atkinson, Archaeologist, Jamaica National
Heritage Trust; and Michael A. Cinquino, Archaeologist, Panamerican Consultants, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817316501
Author:
Hayward, Michele H.
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Editor:
Atkinson, Lesley-Gail
Editor:
Cinquino, Michael A.
Author:
Loubser, Johannes H. N.
Author:
Landon, Michael V.
Author:
Layos, Pedro A. Alvarado
Author:
Rache
Author:
Belando, Adolfo Lopez
Author:
Calvache, Divaldo Antonio
Author:
Belando, Adolpho Lopez
Author:
Tendero, Jose Benito
Author:
Cinquino, Michael
Author:
Richard, Gerard
Author:
Beauvoir-Dominique, Rachel
Author:
Seales, W. Brent
Author:
l Beauvoir-Domin
Author:
Allsworth-Jones, Philip
Author:
Layos, Pedro A. Alvar
Author:
Atkinson, Lesley-Gail
Author:
Hayward, Michele
Author:
Ortega, Racso Fernandez
Author:
Atiles, Gabriel
Author:
Roe, Peter G.
Author:
Haviser, Jay B.
Author:
Calvache, Divaldo Antonio Gutierrez
Author:
Beauvoir-Domin, Rachel
Author:
Wild, Kenneth
Author:
Kahl, Sofia
Author:
Winter, John
Author:
Allsworth-Jones, Phillip
Author:
Kelly, Harold J.
Author:
Landon, George V.
Author:
Ortega, Rasco Fernando
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Rock paintings
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Rock paintings - Caribbean Area
Subject:
Petroglyphs - Caribbean Area
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6.13 in

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