Rock Art of the American Indian

Rock Art of the American Indian

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  • Campbell Grant
  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • 7.75" x 0.75" x 10.25"

Rock Art of the American Indian surveys the myriad rock paintings and carvings--numbering possibly some 15,000 sites--pecked into and painted onto boulders and rock surfaces throughout North America by its aboriginal artists. With photographs and drawings on virtually every page, this books presents the rock artists through the work they left--illustrating their extraordinarily diverse techniques, styles, and subjects. For instance different aboriginal cultures each developed characteristic rock art forms. Meanings of the various naturalistic, stylized, or abstract designs are discussed, and their roles in hunting or puberty rites interpreted. Major sites for rock art are located and methods of recording, preserving, and dating them are indicated. All in all, it is a work that has stood the test of time and remains in demand by all those with an interest in the Indian and the American land.