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Title The rock-art of eastern North America [electronic resource] : capturing images and insight / edited by Carol Diaz-Granados and James R. Duncan.

Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 426 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-405) and index.
Contents Native American dendroglyphs of the Eastern Woodlands / Fred E. Coy, Jr. -- Ratcliffe Sacred Rock and the Seven Sacred Stones, Iowa / Lori A. Stanley -- Mississippian cosmology and rock-art at the Millstone Bluff Site, Illinois / Mark J. Wagner, Mary R. McCorvie and Charles A. Swedlund -- Pica, geophagy, and rock-art in the eastern United States / Kevin L. Callahan -- On the edges of the world : prehistoric open-air rock-art in Tennessee / Charles H. Faulkner, Jan F. Simek and Alan Cressler -- Rock-art and late Woodland settlement in the northern Ozarks / Richard Edging and Steven R. Ahler -- Pattern and function at the Jeffers Petroglyphs, Minnesota / Robert Alan Clouse -- Elemental forms of rock-art and the peopling of the Americas / Jack Steinbring -- Reflections of power, wealth, and sex in Missouri rock-art motifs / Carol Diaz-Granados and James R. Duncan -- Association between a Southeastern rock-art motif and mortuary caves / Jan F. Simek, Alan Cressler and Elayne Pope -- Farming, gender, and shifting social organization : a new approach to understanding Kentucky's rock-art / Cecil R. Ison -- Empowering the SECC : the "old woman" and oral tradition / James R. Duncan and Carol Diaz-Granados -- Recordation, conservation, and management of rock imagery at Samuel's Cave, Wisconsin / Johannes H.N. Loubser and Robert F. Boszhardt -- Rock-art sites on the Susquehanna River / Paul Nevin -- The South Carolina rock-art survey / Tommy Charles -- The Peterborough petroglyphs : Native or Norse? / Joan M. Vastokas -- The Bald Friar petroglyphs of Maryland : threatened, rescued, lost, and found / Edward J. Lenik -- Clift's Rock : Unionism and the Civil War in east Tennessee/ Rex Weeks.
Passamaquoddy shamanism and rock-art in Machias Bay, Maine / Mark Hedden -- Analyzing and dating the Nisula Site, Québec / Daniel Arsenault.
Summary In archaeology, rock-artany long-lasting marking made on a natural surfaceis similar to material culture (pottery and tools) because it provides a record of human activity and ideology at that site. Petroglyphs, pictographs, and dendroglyphs (tree carvings) have been discovered and recorded throughout the eastern woodlands of North America on boulders, bluffs, and trees, in caves and in rock shelters. These cultural remnants scattered on the landscape can tell us much about the belief systems of the inhabitants that left them behind. The Rock-Art of Eastern North America brings together 20 pa.
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Subject Indians of North America -- East (U.S.) -- Antiquities.
Petroglyphs -- East (U.S.)
Rock paintings -- East (U.S.)
Picture-writing -- East (U.S.)
East (U.S.) -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Diaz-Granados, Carol, 1943-
Duncan, James Richard, 1942-
Other Form: Print version : Rock-art of eastern North America. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2004 081731394X (DLC) 2004005273 (OCoLC)54670346
ISBN 9780817384043 (electronic bk.)
0817384049 (electronic bk.)
081731394X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780817313944 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0817350969 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780817350963 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780817313944