Early rock art of the American west : the geometric enigma /

The earliest rock art, in the Americas as elsewhere, is geometric or abstract. Until now, however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing range of geometrics and the fascinating questions that arise from their ubiquity and variety. Why did they precede representation...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Malotki, Ekkehart (Author), Dissanayake, Ellen (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake
  • The concept of artification / Ellen Dissanayake
  • Terminology, chronology, and dating of North American paleomarks / Ekkehart Malotki
  • Cupules as an archetypal artification / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake
  • Ancestral minds and the spectrum of symbol / Ellen Dissanayake
  • Sites and styles of the western archaic tradition rock art complex / Ekkehart Malotki
  • Origins and functions of abstract-geometric markings / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake
  • Why did our ancestors artify? / Ellen Dissanayake
  • Conclusion: the geometric enigma / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake.