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by Polly Schaafsma

Originally published in 1972, this edition of Rock Art in New Mexico was revised and updated in 1992. In it, Poly Schaafsma presents a corpus of rock art, with comment and descriptions, found in north-west New Mexico, southern New Mexico, the Upper Rio Grande, eastern New Mexico and the southern High Plains. Examples of rock art and petroglyophs are cited from prehistoric times to those created by the Anasazi, Apache and, most recently, the Spanish.
Download Rock art in New Mexico epub
ISBN: 0826303722
ISBN13: 978-0826303721
Category: Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Polly Schaafsma
Language: English
Publisher: Published for the Cultural Properties Review Committee, in cooperation with the State Planning Office, by the University of New Mexico Press (1972)
Pages: 209 pages
ePUB size: 1406 kb
FB2 size: 1292 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 727
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This book gave me what I wanted... namely photos of rock art in New Mexico. Seeing is believing. And many of these rock art pictures are scattered in mountainous regions which are difficult to get to.
If you are interested in rock art...I highly suggest reading this is full of interesting information and a wonderful book to read!
This was the book that I meant to order when I ordered her book, "Rock Art of the Southwest. It is a great book full of information!
Not exactly what I was looking for. But still useful in trying to interpret rock art that I find. thanks
Got this book for youngster for Xmas 2013. He's loving the material.
Polly Schaafsma is a sought out world renowned expert on rock art. It is written from the perspective of the scholar. This 'survey' of rock art in the state of New Mexico, is just that, a survey, that was prepared for the State Planning Office of the State of New Mexico. It was not prepared for the 'tourist' visitor to New Mexico. Schaafsma, being an archaeologist, adheres to State and Federal laws, thus writing about the sites without disclosing their location. All of this is disclosed in the 'Introduction.' Schaafsma is a speaker at the Archaeological Institute of America International Federation of Rock Art Organizations being held in Albuquerque in May 2013. I am not only familiar with her scholarship, but her as a scholar, being the Librarian for the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the intent of this book was not for general consumption but as a contribution to scholarship, the criticism launched by other reviewers here is unwarranted.
I am reading this book and I have to agree with the first reviewer completely. Much of the figure legends is duplicated in the text and it is hard reading with the references inserted in the text. You have to go back to see what the beginning of the sentence was. I live in southern New Mexico and have seen some of the sites and petroglyphs that are mentioned but in other cases of where these site are, I am just as much in the dark as anyone else. Three Rivers and Hueco Tanks are open to the public and both are great places to visit. In fact, I want to go back to Three Rivers again to find some of the petroglyphs that are pictured. Dennis Slifer's book is much easier and more enjoyable reading. He is also vague on site location but does offer a list of public access places in the last chapter which gives you much of explore.
First let me say that I am reviewing this as a person who likes to visit rock art sites and thus bought this book to help me in a trip to New Mexico. In that regard it failed miserably. Many archeologists feel the need to protect rock art sites from us "tourists" and probably think we should be confined to the national parks and monuments. While I acknowledge that there are some jerks out there who do not respect these ancient sites, if you are going to take the time (and my money) to write a book on New Mexico rock art, wouldn't it be logical that you would want others to appreciate it as well? Apparently not. To be fair, this book is more like a textbook and may be useful to someone in a graduate class doing a paper on Rock Art. It is a large format book althouth it is not hardcover. It has numerous black and white photographs which will entice the reader to want to learn more but the vaque descriptions and overly technical writing, will ultimately result in disappointment. Perhaps Mrs. Schaafsma should read books by Grant Noble and Dennis Slifer to get a better idea on how to write for the masses. Until then, I would recommend finding a good web-site on New Mexico art versus buying this book.