Download A Field guide to rock art symbols of the greater Southwest by Alex Patterson PDF

By Alex Patterson

This can be the 1st particularly designed key to the translation of yank rock paintings. curiosity within the topic has grown considerably between expert archaeologists and expert lay people lately, however the objective and that means that the fascinating symbols had for his or her creators stay a secret. even though the importance of the symbols seriously is not recognized for sure, trained guesses will be made. The "Field advisor" brings jointly six hundred commentaries on particular symbols through over 100 archaeologists, anthropologists, researchers, and local American informants. meant for use within the box, in addition to a reference, the ebook encompasses a pictorial key in the beginning and is equipped via tentative which means or by way of description. The reader can simply locate the only or a number of of the five hundred illustrations that almost all heavily fit the logo in query. Patterson emphasizes the tentative nature of the interpretations and has incorporated an index by way of impartial archaeological description in addition to entire documentation of each excerpted remark. the diversity of the e-book is from the northern states of Mexico to Utah and from California to Colorado.

Show description

Read or Download A Field guide to rock art symbols of the greater Southwest PDF

Similar west books

Frommer's San Francisco with Kids

Designed for viewers and locals alike, Frommer’s With young ones publications exhibit easy methods to plan kinfolk journeys and outings which are enjoyable for children of every age. • Written through mom and dad for fogeys• particular costs• Star-rated studies of family-friendly inns and eating places• Age suggestions for many actions• For these touring with young ones a while 2 to fourteen

The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch

In February of his forty-fourth 12 months, journalist David McCumber signed on as a hand on rancher invoice Galt's expansive Birch Creek unfold in Montana. The Cowboy manner is a captivating and extremely own account of his 12 months spent in open country—a publication that expertly weaves jointly prior and current right into a brilliant and colourful tapestry of a vanishing lifestyle.

Rough Guides San Francisco Directions

Narrow, fashionable and pocketable, San Francisco instructions is filled with rules for stopovers and flying visits to at least one of America''s most pretty towns and richly illustrated with hundreds and hundreds of specifically commissioned images. transparent, undemanding maps have each sight, eating place, bar and store situated on them.

The Washakie Letters of Willie Ottogary: Northwestern Shoshone Journalist and Leader, 1906-1929

Writings through American Indians from the early 20th century or past are infrequent. Willie Ottogary's letters have the excellence of being firsthand studies of an Indian community's ongoing social existence by way of a group member and chief. The Northwestern Shoshone living on the Washakie colony in northern Utah descended from survivors of the undergo River bloodbath.

Additional resources for A Field guide to rock art symbols of the greater Southwest

Example text

Schroeder, Morgan and Babbie Smith, Doug Schwartz, Shurban, Don Simonis, Bob Staffanson, Larry Starr, Steve Stoney, Stuart Streuver, Gary Stumpf, Laine Thom, Bill Thompson, Mary Ellen Toner, Richard Townsend, Wilson Turner, Teresa Pijoan, John and Laura Holt Vavluska, Henry Wallace, Jesse and Judith Warner, Don Weaver, Lee Young. Profound apologies for any misspellings, mistakes, omissions, etc. provided on a state map, but in order to protect the sites, the maps in no way reveal precise locations: yet they will make distribution studies possible.

Bullroarer or Rhombus or Whizzer · Vertical rectangle with design. Butterfly · Butterfly. · Nested or connected multiple triangles. Canoe (see Boat) Centipede or One-Pole Ladder ·Vertical line bisected by many short lines; may have head, horns at top, legs at bottom. Page 23 ASCRIBED MEANING SYMBOL DESCRIPTION Cloud · Horizontal line with stacked inverted half-circles or step pyramid above; may have vertical lines descending below (rain). Coitus · Two anthropomorphs or zoomorphs connected at genital areas.

Jane Young describes an elderly religious leader of the Zuni people, visiting a local rock art site. He spent three hours, mostly in silence, looking at the symbols. Often he approached a figure and gently traced its outline with his fingertips (touching permitted herethe original artist was undoubtedly his ancestor). Finally the elderly man said, "I don't know what it means, but I know it is important" (Young 1985:42). We agree with the Zuni religious leaderthe rock art of the Southwest is important.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 15 votes