Rock Art in Arkansas, edited by George Sabo III & Deborah Sabo
2005, Arkansas Archaeological Survey, Popular Series No. 5, paper.
146 pages, 70 color & b/w photos & line drawings, glossary, references, index, 6" x 9"
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Rock Art in Arkansas provides an overview of the current knowledge about Arkansas rock art,
incorporating the findings of ongoing research in a presentation suitable for general readers as well as specialists.
Chapters address the place of rock art research within archaeology, the history of rock art research in Arkansas,
how rock art can be dated, the dicersity of site types and imagery found in the state, descriptive terminology for rock art,
interpretation of rock art sites within the cultural landscape, and preservation concerns.
Separate chapters are devoted to two of Arkansas' most important rock art sites, The Narrows and Rockhouse Cave,
and to an updated assessment of the first rock art style defined within Arkansas, the Petit Jean Painted style.
Table of Contents
- What is rock art and what can it tell us about the past?, George Sabo III and Deborah Sabo
- The history of rock art art research in Arkansas, George Sabo III and Jerry E. Hilliard
- Who made it an how old is it?, George Sabo III
- Rock art in the cultural landscapeJerry E. Hilliard, George Sabo III, and Deborah Sabo
- The Petit Jean Painted style, Michelle Berg-Vogel
- Paddlefish and fish trap pictographs at Rockhouse Cave, Michelle Berg-Vogel
- The Narrows site, Jerry E. Hilliard
- A plethora of images, George Sabo III
- Preserving our rock art heritage, George Sabo III
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