The Rock Art of Utah

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

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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.

Guide to Rock Art of the Utah Region

Sites with Public Access

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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.

Indian Rock Art of the Southwest

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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.

Spirit windows

Native American rock art of Southeastern Utah

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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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Traces of Fremont

Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 132

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Fremont is a culture (ca. 300-1300 A.D.) first defined by archaeologist Noel Morss in 1928 based on characteristics unique to the area. Intially thought to be a simple socio-political system, recent reassessments of the Fremont assume a more complex society. This volume places Fremont rock art studies in this contemporary context. Author Steven Simms offers an innovative model of Fremont society, politics, and world-view using the principles of analogy and current archaeological evidence. Simms takes readers on a trip back in time by describing what a typical Fremont "hamlet" or residential area might have looked like a thousand years ago, including the inhabitants' daily activities. Francois Gohier's captivating photographs of Fremont art and artifacts offer an engaging complement to Simms's text, aiding us in our understanding of the lives of these ancient people. Simms's book is excellent! I really like his take on Fremont, I like the narrative descriptions of various Fremont settlements, and I like his treatment of rock art--balanced and scholarly without losing the interest and excitement of that astonishing Fremont medium. --Stephen H. Lekson, professor of anthropology and curator, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

The Archaeology and Rock Art of Swordfish Cave

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Author: Clayton G. LeBow,Douglas R. Harro,Rebecca L. McKim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607814573

Category: History

Page: 224

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"Swordfish Cave is a well-known rock art site located on Vandenberg Air Force Base in south central California. Named for the swordfish painted on its wall, the cave is a sacred Chumash site. It was under threat from various processes and required measures to conserve it. Nearly all of the cave's interior was excavated to create a rock art viewing area. That effort revealed previously unknown rock art and made it possible to closely examine how early occupants used the space inside the cave. They identified three periods of human use, including an initial occupation around 3,550 years ago, an occupation about 660 years later, and a final Native American occupation that occurred much later, between A.D. 1787 and 1804. The discovery of tools used to make the pictographs linked the art to the two early occupations, pushing back the generally understood antiquity of rock art on California's Central Coast by more than 2,000 years. Two aspects make this study unusual: datable materials associated with rock art and complete removal of cave deposits. Well illustrated with photographs, maps, and drawings of both the art itself and the excavations and materials revealed therein, the book presents a rare opportunity to directly link archaeology and rock art and to examine the spatial organization of prehistoric human habitation"--

Handbook of Rock Art Research

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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.

Rock-Art of the Southwest

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Author: Liz Welsh,Peter Welsh

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 089997600X

Category: Art

Page: 176

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The who, what, where, when, and how of rock-art. This richly illustrated book will guide you to 28 outstanding rock-art sites in seven states, and teach you about art styles and the cultural groups that created them. Includes a resource guide to continue your exploration.

Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 6: North America

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Author: Peter N. Peregrine,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306462603

Category: Social Science

Page: 509

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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory of humankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries, but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship ties play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and time periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con The Encyclopedia is organized accord texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties are central to defining ethno is defined as a group of populations sharing logical cultures.

Backcountry Adventures Utah

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

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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.

Sacred Images

A Vision of Native American Rock Art

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Author: Leslie G. Kelen,David Sucec

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 112

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For lovers of French decorating, this book reproduces some of the earliest toile designs from 18th-century France. Delicate flower prints, fun animal motifs, rich historic scenes, and complex architectural patterns are just some of the subjects reproduced here in rich color. The patterns in Toiles de Jouy are reproduced from an antiquarian book containing 50 plates of French toile fabric and wallpaper patterns. The range of colors is astounding and illustrates that toiles aren't always simply one color on a neutral ground. Some of the most fascinating were designed originally in multiple colors. A new introduction and stories about the toile patterns give decorators, home designers and Francophiles information about toiles that they've never seen before.

Discovering North American Rock Art

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Author: Lawrence L. Loendorf,Christopher Chippindale,David S. Whitley

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816524839

Category: History

Page: 334

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From the high plains of Canada to caves in the southeastern United States, images etched into and painted on stone by ancient Native Americans have aroused in observers the desire to understand their origins and meanings. Rock paintings and engravings can be found in nearly every state and province, and each region has its own distinctive story of discovery and evolving investigation of the rock art record. Rock art in the twenty-first century enjoys a large and growing popularity fueled by scholarly research and public interest alike. This book explores the history of rock art research in North America and is the only volume in the past twenty-five years to provide coverage of the subject on a continental scale. Written by contributors active in rock art research, it examines sites that provide a cross-section of regions and topics and complements existing books on rock art by offering new information, insights, and approaches to research. The first part of the volume explores different regional approaches to the study of rock art, including a set of varied responses to a single site as well as an overview of broader regional research investigations. It tells how Writing-on-Stone in southern Alberta, Canada, reflects changing thought about rock art from the 1870s to today; it describes the role of avocational archaeologists in the Mississippi Valley, where rock art styles differ on each side of the river; it explores discoveries in southwestern mountains and southeastern caves; and it integrates the investigation of cupules along GeorgiaÕs Yellow River into a full study of a site and its context. The book also compares the differences between rock art research in the United States and France: from the outset, rock art was of only marginal interest to most U.S. archaeologists, while French prehistorians considered cave art an integral part of archaeological research. The bookÕs second part is concerned with working with the images today and includes coverage of gender interests, government sponsorship, the role of amateurs in research, and chronometric studies. Much has changed in our understanding of rock art since Cotton Mather first wrote in 1714 of a strange inscription on a Massachusetts boulder, and the cutting-edge contributions in this volume tell us much about both the ancient place of these enduring images and their modern meanings. Discovering North American Rock Art distills todayÕs most authoritative knowledge of the field and is an essential volume for both specialists and hobbyists.

The Art of the Shaman

Rock Art of California

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Author: David S. Whitley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874806502

Category: History

Page: 138

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Whitley, an archaeologist specializing in the study of prehistoric art and religion, interprets the symbolism of California's ancient rock art, demonstrating that these pictographs were not created simply for artistic expression, but were deliberately intended to represent a relatively few number of specific messages. Color photographs depict such things as vision questing, sexuality, the mythic past, life crises, altered states of consciousness, and more.

Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Utah

The East and Northeast. Volume one

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Author: Kenneth Bitner Castleton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874808292

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings of hundreds of petroglyphs and pictographs across Utah, this volume covers the Capital Reef/Canyonlands area to the Uinta Mountains, and emphasizes art...

Utah Trails Central Region

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Author: Peter Massey,Jeanne Wilson

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN: 9781930193314

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 199

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New Dimensions in Rock Art Studies

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Author: Ray T. Matheny

Publisher: Museum of Poeples & Cultures

ISBN: 9780975394502

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Collected papers on the rock art of Utah by foremost rock-art scholars. The topics include an exhaustive treatment of Barrier Canyon rock art, Fremont rock art in Nine Mile Canyon, historic graffiti, and a detailed discussion of celestial themes in Navajo rock art.