This comprehensive view by author Polly Schaafsma of carvings and paintings on stone by Native Americans from 200 B.C.E. through the 19th century surveys the rock art of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, northern Mexico, and west Texas, providing a visual record of Southwest Indian culture, religion, and society.
In this volume are some 32 color plates, nearly 250 photographs, and numerous line drawings which bring together in one unique and informative collection petroglyphs and rock paintings that are scattered over thousands of miles of desert and mesa, giving the reader an overview of Indian rock art that would be nearly impossible to achieve in the field.
- Author: Polly Schaafsma
- Paperback: 393 pages
- Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (July 1, 1986)
- ISBN-10: 0826309135
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 8 inches
About the Artist
Polly Dix Schaafsma is an American archaeologist, best known for her publications on Native American rock art. Schaafsma is a research associate in the Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She and her husband, anthropologist Curtis F. Schaafsma, have published research on the origins of the prehistoric Katchina cult in what became the Southwest USA.
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