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Rock Art

Author : Jonathan Bailey
ISBN : 1555664652
Genre : Social Science
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An anthology by noted Southwest writers and rock art experts on the destruction of rock art sites by development, vandalism, and increasing visitation. Most rock art books look at the imagery as two dimensionalrestricted to the icons and symbols as carved on the rock face. In reality, the landscape is a vital clue, not only these people collectively, but also these people as individuals. The canyon country does not contain sites and panels but rather a large inter-connected cultural landscape.

World Rock Art

Author : Jean Clottes
ISBN : 0892366826
Genre : Art
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Although cave paintings from the European Ice Age have has gained considerable renown, for many people the term "rock art" remains full of mystery. Yet it refers to perhaps the oldest form of artistic endeavor, splendid examples of which exist on all continents and from all eras. Rock art stretches in time from about forty thousand to less than forty years ago and can be found from the Arctic Circle to the tip of South America, from the caves of southern France to the American Southwest. It includes animal and human figures, complex geometrical forms, and myriad mysterious markings. Illustrated in color throughout, this book provides an engaging overview of rock art worldwide. An introductory chapter discusses the discovery of rock art by the West and the importance of landscape and ritual. Subsequent chapters survey rock art sites throughout the world, explaining how the art can be dated and how it was made. The book then explores the meaning of these often enigmatic images, including the complex role they played in traditional societies. A final chapter looks at the threats posed to rock art today by development, tourism, pollution, and other dangers, and discusses current initiatives to preserve this remarkable heritage.

Stone Chisel And Yucca Brush

Author : Ekkehart Malotki
ISBN : 9781885772275
Genre : History
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Stone Chisel and Yucca Brush" features stunning photographs of the Colorado Plateau. For each rock art image, general location and chronological information is provided.

Talking Stone

Author : Paul Goldsmith
ISBN : 1607815524
Genre : HISTORY
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"This book acts as a visual vehicle to see the rock art of the Coso Range. The Coso Range sits on the edge of the Mojave Desert, just east of the Sierra Nevada. It is located within the 1.2 million acres Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake and contains distinctive and spectacular displays of rock art. This rock art fills the lava gorges of Renegade Canyon, Big Petroglyph Canyon, and Sheep Canyon with images of bighorn sheep, anthropomorphs, abstract geometric figures and shield-like figures. These are pecked into the dark basalt and most appear to be between 1000 to 3000 years old, although some may be older and date to the earliest occupation of the region roughly 13,000 years ago. Both the text and photography are by Paul Goldsmith, an acclaimed cinematographer. This project is highly visual in nature and provides a photographic tour of the canyons and rock art for those that will never have a chance to visit them"--Provided by publisher.

Painted Dreams

Author : Thor Conway
ISBN : 1559712139
Genre : Indians of North America
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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.

Understanding Meaning And Purpose Of Rock Art

Author : D. Russel Micnhimer
ISBN : 0974010588
Genre : History
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A detailed and comprehensive examination of factors to be taken into consideration to understand meaning and purpose of rock art (petroglyphs, pictographs, geoglyphs) world wide. Prehistoric visual records inscribed or painted on stones and rocks on all continents from mountain tops to caves. The who, what, how, when, where and why of rock art. The only reference book to address these considerations in detail from a rock art researcher who has spent decades on several continents studying rock art first hand. Micnhimer is a member of the Oregon Archaeological Society and the American Rock Art Research Association.

Tapamveni

Author : Patricia McCreery
ISBN : 0945695055
Genre : Art
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Tapamveni is a Hopi word meaning hammered mark. This book is a study of the rock art in the Petrified Forest region.

Life On The Rocks

Author : Katherine Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015080882312
Genre : Art
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Artist Katherine Wells's life story starts with an early interest in Native art and the petroglyphs of the Southwest that drew her to New Mexico and led to a major effort to preserve the iconic images she found on her own land.

Art Of The Warriors

Author : James D. Keyser
ISBN : UCSC:32106017794840
Genre : Art
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Addresses the phenomenon of Plains rock art, spanning at least five thousand years, and examines diverse aspects of American Native American culture, including religious and world views.

Rock Art Of The Grand Canyon Region

Author : Don D. Christensen
ISBN : 093265309X
Genre : Art
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Over the past 25 years the authors have worked in cooperation with the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park, Bureau of Land Management/Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument to analyze the hard data and to form a comprehensive overview of the 5,000 years of Native American art painted and engraved on the walls and boulders within the greater Grand Canyon region.This visually stunning book opens a window to the past within the majestic Grand Canyon region rarely seen by the millions of visitors who visit this area annually. It is a feast to both the serious rock art researcher and to the general public who may not be aware of the enticing and elaborately rich rock art found in some of the more remote areas within this spectacular landscape.

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