Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: Polly Schaafsma
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826309135
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Art

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.

Painted Dreams

Author: Thor Conway
Publisher: NorthWord Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1559712139
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Indians of North America

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.

Easy Field Guide to Southwestern Petroglyphs

Author: Elizabeth C. Welsh
Publisher: American Traveler Press
ISBN: 0935810609
Release Date: 1995-10
Genre: Nature

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

Stone Chisel and Yucca Brush

Author: Ekkehart Malotki
Publisher: Kiva Publishing
ISBN: 9781885772275
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

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

Plains Indian Rock Art

Author: James D. Keyser
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 029598094X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Art

Archaeologists James Keyser and Michael Klassen show us the origins,diversity, and beauty of Plains rock art. The seemingly endless varietyof images include humans, animals, weapons, masks, mazes, handprints,finger lines, geometric and abstract forms, tally marks, hoofprints,and the wavy lines and starbursts that humans universally associatewith trancelike states. Plains Indian Rock Art is the ultimateguide to the art form. It covers the natural and archaeological historyof the northwestern Plains; explains rock art forms, techniques,styles, terminology, and dating; and offers interpretations of imagesand compositions.

Archaeology in America An Encyclopedia 4 volumes

Author: Linda S. Cordell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313021893
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: Social Science

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.

Songs from Walnut Canyon

Author: Ken Lauter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462814220
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Poetry

SONGS FROM WALNUT CANYON brings the reader into a world of natural beauty, geological wonder, history, and myth. Most of them actually composed in the canyon, these poems are songs of the present that evoke songs past— in the daily lives and music of those who once inhabited the canyon, and in the voices of Crow, the Corn God, Flute Player, and Last Singer. Walnut Canyon is an extraordinary place. This book attempts both to honor that fact and to suggest why it is. The companion book, GRAND CANYON DAYS, is also available from Xlibris.

Legacy on Stone

Author: Sally J. Cole
Publisher: Spring Creek Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105000440011
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Art

The 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.