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Animate Shadows of Bears and Giants  

Kevin Conti and William Walker

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 ... More

The Built Environment  

Michael Adler

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
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 ... More

Iconography  

Marit K. Munson and Kelley Hays-Gilpin

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
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, ... More

Memory, Materiality, and Place in Ojibway Rock Art Performances  

Alex K. Ruuska

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Jan 2019
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Aug 2017
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 ... More

Out of Time and Place: Graffiti and Rock Art Research  

Ursula K. Frederick

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 ... More

Thirty Days of Night: The Role of Light and Shadow in Inuit Architecture, North of the Arctic Circle  

Peter Dawson and Richard Levy

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Sep 2017
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, ... More

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