New PDF release: A Field guide to rock art symbols of the greater Southwest
By Alex Patterson
This is often the 1st in particular designed key to the translation of yank rock paintings. curiosity within the topic has grown considerably between specialist archaeologists and educated lay folks in recent times, however the objective and which means that the fascinating symbols had for his or her creators stay a secret. even supposing the importance of the symbols is just not identified for convinced, proficient guesses may be made. The "Field advisor" brings jointly six hundred commentaries on particular symbols by way of over 100 archaeologists, anthropologists, researchers, and local American informants. meant for use within the box, in addition to a reference, the ebook features a pictorial key at the start and is equipped by means of tentative that means or by means of description. The reader can simply locate the only or a number of of the five hundred illustrations that almost all heavily fit the logo in query. Patterson emphasizes the tentative nature of the interpretations and has incorporated an index by means of impartial archaeological description in addition to entire documentation of each excerpted remark. the variety of the e-book is from the northern states of Mexico to Utah and from California to Colorado.
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Extra info for A Field guide to rock art symbols of the greater Southwest
It is an important contribution to the field of rock art and provides a lengthy bibliography for reference needs. -Albert H. Schroeder, March 23, 1992 Archaeologist and author FOREWORD After completing a successful career in the business world, Alex Patterson has dedicated himself to learning as much as he can about American Indian rock art in western North America. Several years ago I had the pleasure of taking Alex and Mary Patterson on their first visit to an important rock art site in Grand Gulch, in southeastern Utah.
The anthropologist M. Jane Young describes an elderly religious leader of the Zuni people, visiting a local rock art site. He spent three hours, mostly in silence, looking at the symbols. Often he approached a figure and gently traced its outline with his fingertips (touching permitted herethe original artist was undoubtedly his ancestor). Finally the elderly man said, "I don't know what it means, but I know it is important" (Young 1985:42). We agree with the Zuni religious leaderthe rock art of the Southwest is important.
Mask as above on top of extended body. Jimson Weed (see Datura or Jimson Weed) Kinship Lines (see also Power Lines) · Wavy lines connecting zoomorphs and other figures. Kokopelli (see Flute Player) Kwataka or Qaletaqa or Kwa'toko · Large unreal bird. Lightning (see also Snakes) · Wiggly line, with or without head at one end. Lightning Snakes (see Lightning and Snakes) Lizard (see Frog, Lizard or Toad) Maasaw (see God of Death or Metamorphosis) Maps · Curvilinear meanders. Masks (see also Katcinas) · Masks.
A Field guide to rock art symbols of the greater Southwest by Alex Patterson