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A Guide to Rock Art Sites

 
Rock Art Sites

Southern California and Southern Nevada


David Whitley's guide is essential not only for visitors to any of the 38 sites covered but also for anyone who seeks to understand why shamans in the Far West created rock art and what they sought to depict. As one of North America's foremost authorities on prehistoric art, Whitley is on the cutting edge of dating and interpreting the images as well as the cultures that created them. This 5 3/8"x 8 3/8" paperback has 218 pages filled with detailed information and tons of color photos. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. David S. Whitley, author.

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A Guide to Rock Art Sites:
Southern California and Southern Nevada
Table of Contents

Understanding Rock Art

1
    Far-Western Native American Cultures
2
    Shamanism and Vision Quests
7
    Rock Art and Vision Quests
10
    Meanings, Myths, and Metaphors
14
    Puberty Initiates and Rock Art
25
    Other Interpretations
28
    Making the Art
33
    Dating the Art
34

Appreciating Rock Art Sites

41
    Preserving the Past
41
    Photographing Rock Art
44

Visiting the Sites

47

Mojave Desert and Owens Valley Region:

    1 - Coso Range Petroglyphs
49
    2 - Squaw Spring Petroglyphs
53
    3 - Steam Well Petroglyphs
56
    4 - Black Canyon Petroglyphs
59
    5 - Inscription Canyon Petroglyphs
63
    6 - Surprise Tank Petroglyphs
66
    7 - Fish Slough Petroglyphs
71
    8 - Chidago Petroglyphs
75
    9 - Red Canyon Petroglyphs
77
    10 - Chalfant Petroglyphs
80
    11 - Titus Canyon Petroglyphs
84
    12 - Pleasant Valley Petroglyphs
88
    13 - Barker Dam Petroglyphs
90

Colorado Desert Region:

    14 - Andreas Canyon Pictographs
94
    15 - Fish Trap Petroglyphs
97
    16 - Morteros Village Pictographs
101
    17 - Little Blair Valley Pictographs
104
    18 - Corn Spring Petroglyphs
107
    19 - McCoy Spring Petroglyphs
110
    20 - Mule Canyon Intaglios
116
    21 - Mule Tank Petroglyphs
120
    22 - Blythe Intaglios
124

Southern Nevada Region:

    23 - Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs
128
    24 - Atlatl Rock Petroglyphs
132
    25 - Mouse Tank Petroglyphs
137
    26 - Willow Spring Rock Art
141
    27 - Red Spring Petroglyphs
145

Southern San Joaquin Valley and South-Central Coast Region:

    28 - Hospital Rock Pictographs
151
    29 - Tulare Painted Rock Pictographs
154
    30 - Rocky Hill Pictographs
158
    31 - Tomo-Kahni State Park Pictographs
162
    32 - Carrizo Painted Rock Pictographs
165
    33 - Painted Cave Pictographs
170
    34 - Oakbrook Park Pictographs
175

Interior Southwestern California Region:

    35 - Mockingbird Canyon Pictographs
180
    36 - Idyllwild Pictographs
185
    37 - Lake Perris Pictograph
188
    38 - Hemet Maze Petroglyph
191

Further Reading and Other Resources

197

Glossary

203

Appendix

211

Index

212

About the Author

218

 

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