Messages On Stone Selections of Native Western Rock Art

By: Stokes, William Michael and William Lee Stokes

Price: $15.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art. Outside North America, scholars often use terms such as "carving", "engraving", or other descriptions of the technique to refer to such images. Petroglyphs are found worldwide, and are often associated with prehistoric peoples. The word comes from the Greek word petro-, theme of the word "petra" meaning "stone", and glyphein meaning "to carve", and was originally coined in French as pétroglyphe. The term petroglyph should not be confused with petrograph, which is an image drawn or painted on a rock face. Both types of image belong to the wider and more general category of rock art or parietal art. Petroforms, or patterns and shapes made by many large rocks and boulders over the ground, are also quite different. Inukshuks are also unique, and found only in the Arctic (except for reproductions and imitations built in more southerly latitudes)."

Title: Messages On Stone Selections of Native Western Rock Art

Author Name: Stokes, William Michael and William Lee Stokes

Categories: Native American Art,

Edition: 7th Printing

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Starstone Publishing Co.: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: A35534

Keywords: Native American Art William Michael Stokes William Lee Stokes Petroglyphs Art Rock Art Native American art,