Canyon de Chelly

Its People and Rock Art

Author: Campbell Grant

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816505233

Category: Art

Page: 290

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With the exception of the Grand Canyon itself, none of the great gorges of the American Southwest is more uniquely beautiful than Canyon de Chelly, with its sheer red cliffs and innumerable prehistoric Indian dwellings. Of all the important centers of prehistoric Anasazi culture, only this magnificent canyon shows an unbroken record of settlement for more than 1,000 years. In this liberally illustrated book, rock art authority Campbell Grant examines four aspects of the spectacular canyon: its physical characteristics, its history of human habitation, its explorers and archaeologists, and its countless rock paintings and petroglyphs. Grant surveys 96 sites in the two main canyons and offers an interpretation of the rock art found there.

Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589799380

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6984

This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail in New Mexico, readers are provided with such favorites as Chaco Canyon and new treasures such as Sears Kay Ruin. In addition to descriptions of each site, Noble provides time-saving tips for the traveler, citing major highways, nearby towns and the facilities they offer, campgrounds, and other helpful information. Filled with photos of ruins, petroglyphs, and artifacts, as well as maps, this is a guide every traveler needs when exploring the Southwest.

A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest

Author: Alex Patterson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555660918

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7207

A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest is the first specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. Interest in the subject has grown significantly among professional archaeologists and informed lay persons in recent years, but the purpose and meaning that the intriguing symbols had for their creators remain a mystery. Although the significance of the symbols will never be known for certain, educated guesses can be made.The "Field Guide" brings together 600 commentaries on specific rock art symbols by over one hundred archaeologists, anthropologists, researchers, and Native American informants. Intended to be used in the field, as well as a reference, the book includes a pictorial key at the beginning and is organized by tentative meaning or by description.The reader can easily find the one or several of the 500 illustrations that most closely match the rock art symbol in question. Patterson emphasizes the tentative nature of the interpretations and has included an index by neutral archaeological description as well as complete documentation of every excerpted comment. The range of the book is from the northern states of Mexico to Utah and from California to Colorado.

Navajo of Canyon de Chelly

In Home God's Fields

Author: Rose Houk

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856549

Category: Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.)

Page: 79

View: 1894

The first Navajo families settled in these dramatic sandstone canyons in northern Arizona two and a half centuries ago. Those who reside within the monument today are inheritors of a cultural legacy won by their ancestors at great cost. It is an inspiring story of endurance and hope.


The Magic, Mirth, and Mischief of an Ancient Symbol

Author: Dennis Slifer

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423601746

Category: Art

Page: 199

View: 5430

A guide to the ancient symbols and sites of the Southewest's most iconic image

Canyon de Chelly

Author: Wilson Hunter

Publisher: Kc Publications

ISBN: 9780887141454

Category: Travel

Page: 48

View: 4569

Experience this place within the rock through the eyes of a local Navajo. Learn of a truly bicultural society, created by adapting 2,000-year-old traditions within modern lifeways. This 9 x 12 book is overflowing with beautiful photos and interpretive text on this National Park for your enjoyment.

Houses Beneath the Rock

The Anasazi of Canyon de Chelly and Navajo National Monument

Author: David Grant Noble

Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 55

View: 8823

Essays by noted archaeologists and historians that help give some insight into the Anasazi inhabitants and their way of life, along with useful information on the recurring patterns and motifs in the rock art, and photographs and descriptions of basketry, textiles, hides, wooden and bone implements, wild plant and animal foods from the cliff dwellings.

The ancient ones

sacred monuments of the Inka, Maya & Cliffdweller

Author: Hans Li

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc


Category: Architecture

Page: 131

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Canyon de Chelly

100 Hundred Years of Painting and Photography

Author: Donald J. Hagerty

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879057053

Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 2370

Truly awesome, the Canyon de Chelly National Monument has inspired artists from the first people to inscribe figures on the massive stone to contemporary photographers and painters. Hagerty does a good job of combining informative historical essays, profiles of artists and their methods of representing the canyon, and photographs of the place and the art. The volume captures the poetic spirit of Canyon de Chelly and its power.

Navajo Placenames and Trails of the Canyon de Chelly System, Arizona

Author: Stephen C. Jett

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820442761

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 544

Placenames reveal how particular cultures perceive and classify their environments: what they see as significant - economically, religiously, and so forth - about how they differentiate particular places from space in general. In addition to comprising a distinct semantic domain, to the extent that the reasons for their individual existences can be discovered, placenames may also convey important information concerning cultural beliefs and values, folklore, ethnography, economics, and history. Placenames also function as mnemonic devices that may facilitate communication, travel, resource-finding, and mythological memory, and as such are highly charged linguistic symbols.<BR> Cultural geographer Stephen C. Jett has collected and analyzed over 250 Navajo placenames from Arizona's spectacular Canyon de Chelly system, discovering what they mean and why and identifying frequencies of allusions in these names as well as in the stories, mythical and historical, that involve these named places and imbue them with meaning. Comparisons are made with both Euroamerican placenaming practice - very different - and that of other North American Athapaskan-speakers - very similar. Here too, Professor Jett inventories the scores of trails that Navajos have built and used in the canyons and describes their physical features and uses.

Rock Art of Clear Creek Canyon in Central Utah

Author: Shane A. Baker,Scott E. Billat

Publisher: Museum of Poeples & Cultures


Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 440

Reports on the findings of the several rock art surveys completed as part of the Clear Creek Project. The rock art is illustrated in photos or drawings and described in detail. Rock art is what first interested early explorers and archaeologists in Clear Creek Canyon.

American Indian Rock Art

Papers Presented at the ... Rock Art Symposium

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

View: 8173


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeoastronomy

Page: N.A

View: 8647

National Parks of the West

A Complete Guide to the 31 Best-Loved Parks and Monuments in the Western United States and Canada

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679030522

Category: Canada, Western

Page: 428

View: 3750

- The only guide you'll need to visit the best parks in the West ("Indispensable," according to the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution), covering 31 of the best-loved national parks in western North America, with complete travel information on each: - Driving tours with the most spectacular scenery. - Nature trails and backcountry hikes. - Detailed information on geology, flora, fauna, and weather. - Tips on biking, fishing, swimming, boating, rock climbing, ski touring, seasonal events, and more. - Itineraries for people with only one day to spend. - Extensive reviews of hotels and restaurants both inside and outside the parks. - Detailed campground information, with charts to help you compare facilities. - All text in the book reviewed for accuracy by National Park Service and National Forest Service personnel.

Arizona Highways

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arizona

Page: N.A

View: 9795

Rock Art Papers

Author: Ken Hedges

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of Mexico

Page: N.A

View: 5260

The Rock Art of Arizona

Art for Life's Sake

Author: Ekkehart Malotki

Publisher: Kiva Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 194

View: 389

In the Hands of the Great Spirit

The 20,000-Year History of American Indians

Author: Jake Page

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684855771

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 5388

Presents a complete history of the American Indians, drawing on historical documents, archaeological artifacts, and oral legends to profile early societies, clarify misconceptions, and describe recent revivals.