9780826309136-0826309135-Indian Rock Art of the Southwest (School of American Research Southwest Indian Arts Series)

Indian Rock Art of the Southwest (School of American Research Southwest Indian Arts Series)

ISBN-13: 9780826309136
ISBN-10: 0826309135
Author: Schaafsma, Polly
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 393 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826309136
ISBN-10: 0826309135
Author: Schaafsma, Polly
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 393 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schaafsma, Polly wrote Indian Rock Art of the Southwest (School of American Research Southwest Indian Arts Series) comprising 393 pages back in 1986. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0826309135 and 9780826309136. Since then Indian Rock Art of the Southwest (School of American Research Southwest Indian Arts Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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