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Author Malotki, Ekkehart, author

Title Early rock art of the American west : the geometric enigma / Ekkehart Malotki and Ellen Dissanayake
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 298 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 02, 2018)
Subject Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Antiquities
Petroglyphs -- West (U.S.)
Picture-writing -- West (U.S.)
Rock paintings -- West (U.S.)
ART / History / General.
ART / History / Prehistoric & Primitive
Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
Rock paintings.
West (U.S.) -- Antiquities
United States, West.
Form Electronic book
Author Dissanayake, Ellen, author
LC no. 2017051145
ISBN 029574362X (electronic bk.)
9780295743622 (electronic bk.)
hardcover ; alkaline paper