BOOKS RECEIVED: Lovata and Olton, eds., “Understanding Graffiti: “Multidisciplinary Studies from Prehistory to the Present” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
This collection of original articles brings together for the first time the research on graffiti from a wide range of geographical and chronological contexts and shows how they are interpreted in various fields. Examples range as widely as medieval European… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Timothy P. McCleary, “Crow Indian Rock Art: Indigenous Perspectives and Interpretations,” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
This absorbing volume examines the cultural role of rock art for the Apsaalooke, or Crow, people of the northern Great Plains. Their extensive rock art developed within the changing cultural life of the tribe. Individual knowledge and meaning of rock… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Blundell, Chippindale, and Smith, eds., “Seeing and Knowing: Understanding Rock Art with and without Ethnography” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
The purpose of Seeing and Knowing is to demonstrate the depth and wide geographical impact of David Lewis-Williams’ contribution to rock art research by emphasizing theory and methodology drawn from ethnography. Contributors explore what it means to understand and learn… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Erica Gibson, “Ceramic Makers’ Marks” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
Erica Gibson’s comprehensive guide provides a much-needed catalogue of ceramic makers’ marks of British, French, German, and American origin found in North American archaeological sites. Consisting of nearly 350 marks from 112 different manufacturers from the mid-19th through early 20th… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jamie Hampson, “Rock Art and Regional Identity: A Comparative Perspective” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Why did the ancient artists create paintings and engravings? What did the images mean? This careful study of rock art motifs in the Trans-Pecos area of Texas and a small area in South Africa demonstrates that there are archaeological and… Read More
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