Rock Art of the Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands, Sheron Smith-Savage & Robert J. Mallouf, editors
1998, The Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, Occasional Paper No. 3, paper
126 pages, 57 b/w photos, 52 b/w illustrations, 6 maps, 2 tables, 8-1/2" x 11"
This volume contains eight papers on prehistoric and historic rock art of the Chihuahuan Desert borderlands,
and includes description and analyses of both petroglyphic and pictographic art.
Included in this work are examples of rock art in very poorly studied areas of the borderlands,
such as far northern Coahuila, northwestern Nuevo Leon, and northwestern Chihuahua, as well as the Texas Big Bend.
Among the research issues addressed are symbolism in cultural systems, ritual use of landscapes, cultural and temporal affiliations,
systems of classification, and ceremonial implications.
Papers in this volume were presented at the First Trans-Pecos Rock Art Symposium at Alpine, Texas, February 17-19, 1995:
Table of Contents
- Research on the Natural Accretion Covering Pictographs in the Lower Pecos, Jon Russ, Richard Timm, Cynthia Kenny, Kirkland Hodge & Warna Kaluarachchi
- A Recent Reconnaissance of Rock Art Sites in Chihuahua and Southern New Mexico, Francisco Mendiola Galvan
- The Paquime Rock Art Style, Chihuahua, Mexico, Polly Schaafsma
- Cerro del Diablo, Janos, Chihuahua: A Historic Apache Site?, Roy Brown
- Mesoamerican Ceremony among the Prehistoric Jornada Mogollon, Kay Sutherland
- The Rock Art of Coahuila: A General Survey, Terry Sayther
- Toward the Definition of a Style: The Chiquihuitillos Pictographs of Northeastern Mexico, Solveig Turpin, Herbert Eling, Jr. & Moises Valadez Moreno
- A Review of Rock Art Research on the Big Bend of Texas, Miriam Lowrance
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