Cover image for Petroglyphs : ancient language/sacred art
Petroglyphs : ancient language/sacred art
Moore, Sabra.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Fe, N.M. : Clear Light Publishers, [1998]

Physical Description:
vii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library E98.P34 M66 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



Looking at the range, diversity and location of petroglyphs, this book records many sites that are endangered, damaged or destroyed. As many sites fall victim to vandal or bulldozer, it is the author's hope that greater public awareness will save a fragile and irreplaceable heritage.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Though not intended as a survey (the subject matter is too broad), this book provides a glimpse of the beautiful artwork created by Native Americans through the centuries with 106 excellent renderings of petroglyphs and pictographs taken from such diverse media as rocks and shells. Carefully drawn by Moore, a professional artist, the pictures provide more detail than is often conveyed by photographs. Images from across the United States are subdivided by region. Also included are regional listings of sites where tourists can view some of the originals, though names and phone numbers of places to contact for information are unfortunately not included. The pictures are accompanied by descriptive text that helps put the artwork in context both historically and artistically. While the book does include a bibliography, it does not show the type of scholarly rigor that would make it of interest to academic collections. Recommended for public libraries.ÄJohn Burch, Hagan Memorial Lib., Williamsburg, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Google Preview