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Discovering North American Rock Art

Discovering North American Rock Art (Paperback)

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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 provides 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.

Lawrence L. Loendorf conducts research in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at New Mexico State University and is co-author of Ancient Visions: Petroglyphs and Pictographs of the Wind River and Bighorn Country, Wyoming and Montana. Christopher Chippindale is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and co-editor of The Archaeology of Rock-Art. David S. Whitley is the editor of Handbook of Rock Art Research and also the author of The Art of the Shaman: Rock Art of California.

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