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Great Basin rock art : archaeological perspectives

Author: Angus R Quinlan
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rock art is one of humankind's most ancient forms of artistic expression, and one of its most enigmatic. The Great Basin of the American West is especially rich in rock art. This book examines a  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angus R Quinlan
ISBN: 0874176964 9780874176964 9781943859559 1943859558
OCLC Number: 70676564
Description: viii, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Integrating rock art with archaeology : symbolic culture as archaeology / Angus R. Quinlan --
2. Stories as old as the rocks : rock art and myth / Melvin Brown and Alanah Woody --
3. The mountain Maidu homeland : Native and anthropological interpretations of cultural identiy / Helen Valborg and Farrell Cunningham --
4. Toward a gender-inclusive view of rock art in the northern Great Basin / William J. Cannon and Alanah Woody --
5. Grinding stone and pecking rock : rock art of the High Basins, Spanish Springs, Nevada / Signa W. Pendegraft --
6. A regional settlement system approach to petroglyphs : application to the Owyhee Uplands, southeastern Oregon / Myrtle P. Shock --
7. The study of a rock art site in southeastern Oregon / Keo Boreson --
8. Contexts in the analysis of rock art : settlement and rock art in the Warner Valley area, Oregon / William J. Cannon and Mary F. Ricks --
9. Petroglyph dating on the Massacre Bench / Eric W. Ritter, Alanah Woody, and Alan Watchman --
10. Rock art as an artifact of religion and ritual : the archaeological construction of rock art's past and present social contexts / Angus R. Quinlan.
Responsibility: edited by Angus R. Quinlan.
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"This book deals with new research directions in rock art studies. The essays are diverse and present views that are at the forefront of rock art research in western North America and elsewhere." - Read more...

 
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