Rock Art at Little Lake : An Ancient Crossroads in the California Desert, Paperback Book

Rock Art at Little Lake : An Ancient Crossroads in the California Desert Paperback

Edited by Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Gordon Hull, John C. Bretney


The product of ten years of fieldwork at Little Lake Ranch in the Rose Valley, the southern gateway to the Owens Valley, USA this book presents the results of intensive rock art analyses carried out by the interdisciplinary research team of the UCLA Rock Art Archive.

The research attempts to establish a connective web of associations to break down traditional but artificial barriers between rock art and the rest of archaeology.

Through time-honoured methods of stylistic analysis, the focus is on recent breakthroughs in the analysis of meaning and religion in the context of landscape attributes and ecological opportunities.

Regional or ethnic differences suggested by the rock art record has made it possible to create a flexible analytical framework containing previously unpublished or overlooked archaeological excavation and object data.This book describes the occurrence, concentration, distribution and formal variation of pecked and painted motifs.

Scratched, pecked, and painted patterns are analysed separately.

Full-colour illustrations throughout enhance the physical appeal of this beautiful book.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280 pages, 188 colour photos, 110 black & white illustrations, 13 maps
  • Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
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  • Category: Archaeology by period / region
  • ISBN: 9781931745932


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