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The Rock-Art of Eastern North America: Capturing Images and Insight
University of Alabama Press, 2004
Paper: 978-0-8173-5096-3 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-1394-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8173-8404-3
Library of Congress Classification E78.E2R63 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 709.011308997073
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Showcases the wealth of new research on sacred imagery found in twelve states and four Canadian provinces
The Rock-Art of Eastern North America brings together 20 papers from recent research at sites in eastern North America, where humidity and the actions of weather, including acid rain, can be very damaging over time. Contributors to this volume range from professional archaeologists and art historians to avocational archaeologists, including a surgeon, a lawyer, two photographers, and an aerospace engineer. They present information, drawings, and photographs of sites ranging from the Seven Sacred Stones in Iowa to the Bald Friar Petroglyphs of Maryland and from the Lincoln Rise Site in Tennessee to the Nisula Site in Quebec.
Discussions of the significance of artist gender, the relationship of rock-art to mortuary caves, and the suggestive link to the peopling of the continent are particularly notable contributions. Discussions include the history, ethnography, recording methods, dating, and analysis of the subject sites and integrate these with the known archaeological data.
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