Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-6 of 6 items for:

Art x Archaeology of North America x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Animate Shadows of Bears and Giants

Kevin Conti and William Walker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; History of Art; Archaeology. 8415 words.

This chapter explores the performance of light and shadows in two ancestral Pueblo rock art sites in southeast Utah. These sites possess anthropomorphic rock faces and modified features to...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

The Built Environment

Michael Adler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; History of Art. 10058 words.

The most intensively studied societies within Southwest archaeology—the Ancestral “Pueblos”—have been defined by their architecture. Stark village ruins of stone and adobe, some perched...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Iconography

Marit K. Munson and Kelley Hays-Gilpin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; History of Art. 5719 words.

Images from archaeological sites are often engaging, sometimes mysterious, and always seem full of potential for insight into the lives and thoughts of people from the past. Unfortunately,...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Memory, Materiality, and Place in Ojibway Rock Art Performances

Alex K. Ruuska.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; History of Art. 6948 words.

In this chapter, the author investigates how distinctive pictograph and petroglyph traditions promote emplacement, a sense of the cultural past, and ancestral memory of seminal events and...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Out of Time and Place

Ursula Frederick.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Archaeology by Region; History of Art. 8164 words.

This chapter explores the relationship between graffiti and rock art in the context of archaeological and heritage studies. It outlines how archaeologists, and particularly rock art...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Thirty Days of Night

Peter Dawson and Richard Levy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; History of Art. 11421 words.

The extended periods of daylight and darkness that characterize Arctic and Antarctic regions make them unique places on earth. At a location 250km north of the Arctic Circle, for example,...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract