The ancient Americans: a reference guide to the art, culture, and history of pre-Columbian North and South America, Volume 1
Lavishly illustrated in full color and black and white, this handsome reference provides a broad survey of the rich artistic heritage of pre-Columbian North and South America. Covering the entire two continents from present-day Canada in the far north through Central America and down to the the Andes Mountains and Patagonia in the south, it is a stunning visual and written record of the great variety of artworks created by Neolithic American peoples over many millennia. Meticulously researched by archaeologists and anthropoligists, The First Americans features dramatic close-ups or engraved rock artifacts, cave paintings, pottery, and inscribed and sculpted bones. The book analyzes artistic techniques, uses of color, and the cultural and historical significance of the various works. Together the pictures and words demonstrate the remarkable diversity and striking similarity of prehistoric American Indian art over two continents.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Holocene Period
Art of the Ancient Hunters of South America
6 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
abstract ancient Andean animal anthropomorphic appear archaeological Argentina artistic Aschero atlatl attributed Aveleyra Basin bone Brazil burial California camelids Canyon Cardich cave art cave paintings centimeters central ceramic Chile circa Clovis Clovis points coast colors complex Cueva cultural decorations deer depictions eastern engravings excavated existence extinct feet geometric Gradin guanacos hands Holocene Holocene period human figures hunter-gatherers hunters hunting Ice Age Inca-Cueva inches incisions included known Kotosh Late Preceramic Lauricocha located mammoth meters Mexico millennium B.C.E. motifs Mountains negative handprints North America Northeastern Tradition northern numerous oldest Paleo-Indian Paleolithic Patagonia Pecos River Peru petroglyphs phase photograph Pinturas River portable art pottery preceramic prehistoric projectile points Puna radiocarbon dates redrawn region Rio Pinturas ritual River rock shelters Santa Sao Raimundo Nonato scenes schematic Schobinger shaman shape showing Sierra similar southern stone style stylistic stylized superimposed Tequixquiac Toldensian Toldos Toquepala valley walls