The Rock Art of Utah

A Study from the Donald Scott Collection, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indian art

Page: 169

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The Rock Art of Utah From the Donald Scott Collection Polly Schaafsma From the Uinta Mountains through the central canyonlands to the Virgin River, Utah's abundant prehistoric rock art offers glimpses of a lost world. Over many centuries, the Fremont and Anasazi peoples left an artistic record in which distinctive styles are readily identifiable. The Rock Art of Utah is a guide to the many varieties of rock art found in the state. Through dozens of high-quality photographs and drawings from the Donald Scott Collection, all made during the 1920s and 30s, author Polly Schaafsma provides a fascinating, comprehensive tour of this unique legacy. The Rock Art of Utah, now in an updated edition, will engage anyone with an interest in the ancient peoples of the Colorado Plateau.
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Guide to Rock Art of the Utah Region

Sites with Public Access

Author: Dennis Slifer

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9781580960090

Category: Nature

Page: 245

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"Dennis Slifer has done extensive field work to identify those sites suitable for public visitation. Complete with maps and directions, this book describes more than fifty sites with public access in Utah, the Arizona strip, southern Nevada, and the western edge of Colorado. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Guide to Rock Art of the Utah Region is a must for all rock art enthusiasts."--Jacket.
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Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826309136

Category: Art

Page: 379

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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 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.
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The Archaeology of Rock-Art

Author: Christopher Chippindale,Paul S. C. Taçon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576192

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.
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Handbook of Rock Art Research

Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742502567

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.
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A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest

Author: Alex Patterson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555660918

Category: Art

Page: 256

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A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest is the first specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. Interest in the subject has grown significantly among professional archaeologists and informed lay persons in recent years, but the purpose and meaning that the intriguing symbols had for their creators remain a mystery. Although the significance of the symbols will never be known for certain, educated guesses can be made.The "Field Guide" brings together 600 commentaries on specific rock art symbols by over one hundred archaeologists, anthropologists, researchers, and Native American informants. Intended to be used in the field, as well as a reference, the book includes a pictorial key at the beginning and is organized by tentative meaning or by description.The reader can easily find the one or several of the 500 illustrations that most closely match the rock art symbol in question. Patterson emphasizes the tentative nature of the interpretations and has included an index by neutral archaeological description as well as complete documentation of every excerpted comment. The range of the book is from the northern states of Mexico to Utah and from California to Colorado.
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Backcountry Adventures Utah

The Ultimate Guide to the Utah Backcountry for Anyone with a Sport Utility Vehicle

Author: Peter Massey,Jeanne Wilson

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN: 9781930193277

Category: Travel

Page: 539

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah provides detailed directions for 175 backcountry roads throughout Utah, all suitable for stock sport utility vehicles. All you need is an SUV, a sense of adventure, and your copy of Backcountry Adventures: Utah. Book jacket.
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Spirit windows

Native American rock art of Southeastern Utah

Author: Edge of the Cedars Museum (Blanding, Utah),Winston Hurst,Joe Pachak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 30

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