The Rock-Art of Eastern North America: Capturing Images and Insight, Carol Diaz-Granados and James R. Duncan, editors
2004, University of Alabama Press, paper
426 pages, 175 illustrations, 7 tables, references, index, 6" x 9-1/4"
From the book:
The Rock-Art of Eastern North America brings together 20 papers on rock-art research ranging over 12 states and 4 Canadian provinces.
Authors include professional archaeologists and art historians, as well as a retired orthopedic surgeon, a carpenter, a lawyer, two photographers, and others.
Sections focus on the history, ethnography, recording methods, dating, and analysis of pictographs, petroglyphs, and dendroglyphs (or carvings on trees).
A selection of chapters integrates this information with the archaeological data.
Rock-art is within the realm of archaeology as is material culture with its portable artifacts, and it is an excellend record of in situ human activity.
Rock-art is finally coming into its own as these iconographic remnants on the landscape become recognized as windows into ancient objects and clothing, lifeways, and belief systems.
- Native American Dendroglyphs of the Eastern Woodlands, Fred E. Coy, Jr.
- Ratcliffe Sacred Rock and the Seven Sacred Stones, Iowa, Lori A. Stanley
- Mississipian Cosmology and Rock Art at the Millstone Bluff Site, Mark J. Wagner, Mary R. McCorvie, and Charles A. Swedlund
- Pica, Geophagy, and Rock-Art in the Eastern United States, Kevin L. Callahan
- On the Edges of the World: Prehistoric Open-Air Rock-Art in Tennessee, Charles H. Faulkner, Jan F. Simek, and Alan Cressler
- Rock-Art and Late Woodland Settlement in the Northern Ozarks, Richard Edging and Steven R. Ahler
- Pattern and Function at the Jeffers Petroglyphs, Minnesota, Robert Alan Clouse
- Elemental Forms of Rock-Art and the Peopling of the Americas, Jack Steinbring
- Reflections of Power, Wealth, and Sex in Missouri Rock-Art Motifs, Carol Diaz-Granados and James R. Duncan
- Association Between a Southwestern Rock-Art Motif and Mortuary Caves, Jan F. Simek, Alan Cressler, and Elayne Pope
- Farming, Gender, and Shifting Social Organization: A New Approach to Understanding Kentucky's Rock-Art, Cecil R. Ison
- Empowering the SECC: The "Old Woman" and Oral Traditions, James R. Duncan and Carol Diaz-Granados
- Recordation, Conservation, and Management of Rock Imagery at Samuel's Cave, Wisconsin, Johannes H. N. Loubser and Robert F. Boszhardt
- Rock-Art Sites on the Susquehanna River, Paul Nevin
- The South Carolina Rock-Art Survey, Tommy Charles
- The Peterborough Petroglyphs: Native or Norse?, Joan M. Vastokas
- The Bald Friar Petroglyphs of Maryland: Threatened, Rescued, Lost, and Found, Edward J. Lenik
- Clift's Rock: Unionism and the Civil War in East Tennessee, Rex Weeks
- Passamquoddy Shamanism and Rock-Art in Machias Bay, Maine, Mark Hedden
- Analyzing and Dating the Nisula Site, Quebec, Daniel Arsenault
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