The Cosmos Revealed

- Precontact Mississippian Rock Art at Painted Bluff, Alabama

af


The Cosmos Revealed
Du sparer Spar kr. 60,00 med Saxo Premium
  • Leveringstid 6-10 hverdage
  • Forventet levering 19-03-2021
Hvis du køber til medlemspris, bliver du automatisk medlem af Saxo Premium. De første 30 dage er gratis, derefter koster det 99,-/md. Medlemskabet fornyes automatisk og kan altid opsiges. Læs mere om alle fordelene her.
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
23-02-2021
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
216
  • Beskrivelse
  • Yderligere info
  • Anmeldelser

The definitive rock art book on Painted Bluff, Alabama Containing more than 130 paintings and engravings, Painted Bluff is perhaps the most elaborate prehistoric pictograph site east of the Mississippi River. Positioned at several levels on a dramatic sandstone cliff along the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, the spectacular paintings and engravings depict mythical creatures, dancing humans, and mystical portals. The Cosmos Revealed: Precontact Mississippian Rock Art at Painted Bluff, Alabama is the first complete description and interpretation of one of the most important archaeological sites in eastern North America. Using art, the site materializes a model or "cosmogram" of the Mississippian Native American view of the universe and provided connections between the visible and invisible worlds for Native spiritual leaders and other visitors to engage. Discovered in the early 1800s, the site became known as "Painted Bluff" because of its pictographs, but inexplicably it has only recently been subjected to the intensive archaeological study it deserves. Under the auspices of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the authors of this volume have documented and assessed the site since 2005, and efforts have been made to reverse some of the vandalism that has occurred over many decades and to stabilize natural degradation of the cliff and the artwork it contains. In the course of this documentation, more than one hundred remarkable prehistoric paintings have been recorded, mapped, and photographed on the cliff face. This book synthesizes the research done on the site to date and covers the entire site. Richly illustrated chapters cover the historical background, geology and archaeology, documentation methods, types of rock art, stratigraphy, paint recipes, TVA management, graffiti removal, and a summary that broadly synthesizes the meaning, timeframe, artistry, organization, conceptual boundaries, and the cosmos revealed. The book features numerous color photographs and a complete catalog of the pictographs and petroglyphs at the site.

Vis mereVis mindre

Udgivelsesdato:
23-02-2021
ISBN13:
9780817320850
Format:
Hardback
Udgave:
0

Vis mereVis mindre

Vis mereVis mindre

Fandt du ikke hvad du søgte?

Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.

Se andre bøger, der handler om

Velkommen til Saxo - din danske boghandel!

Hos os kan du handle som Gæst, Saxo-bruger eller Saxo Premium-medlem. Du bestemmer selv, og vores kundeservice sidder altid klar med hjælp.

Om medlemspriser hos Saxo

Hvis du køber til medlemspris, bliver du automatisk medlem og får del i de mange fede fordele. De første 30 dage er gratis for nye brugere, og derefter koster det kun 99,-/md. Medlemskabet fornyes automatisk, og du kan altid opsige det. Læs mere om fordelene ved Saxo Premium her.

Machine Name: SAXO082