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Pecos River Style rock art : a prehistoric iconography

Author: James Burr Harrison Macrae
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Pecos River style pictographs are one of the most complex forms of rock art worldwide. The dramatic prehistoric pictographs on the limestone overhangs of the lower Pecos and Devils Rivers in West Texas have been the subject of preservation and study since the 1930s, and dedicated research continues to this day. The medium is large-scale, polychrome pictographs in open rock shelter settings, emphasizing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Burr Harrison Macrae
ISBN: 9781623496401 1623496403
OCLC Number: 1033574728
Description: 98 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Theory and methods --
Organization of the imagery --
Pecos River Style typology --
Discussion.
Responsibility: James Burr Harrison Macrae.

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Pecos River style pictographs are one of the most complex forms of rock art worldwide. Although interpretation of these pictographs remains controversial, in this book James Burr Harrison Macrae  Read more...

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