Methods dating rock art
Petroglyphs, pictographs, and dendroglyphs (tree carvings) have been discovered and recorded throughout the eastern woodlands of North America on boulders, bluffs, and trees, in caves and in rock shelters.
These cultural remnants scattered on the landscape can tell us much about the belief systems of the inhabitants that left them behind.
The term rock-art was popularized with the publication of Campbell Grant’s book Rock Art of the American Indian (1992 ).
The term is now generally accepted for the study of pictographs and petroglyphs left on nonportable rock surfaces by our so-called preliterate ancestors.
Overviews of North American rock-art by Campbell ...
In 1996 we formed an official organization the Eastern States Rock Art Research Association (esrara.org) to facilitate com-...
No book has specifically addressed the rock-art of eastern North America other than the collection of papers from our 1993 Eastern States Rock Art Conference (Faulkner 1996).
Though the research is on going and the story continues to evolve, I offer the following account in the hope...
Millstone Bluff (11Pp-3) is a late Mississippian village located on a steep blufftop within the Shawnee National Forest in extreme southeastern Illinois (Figures 3.1 and 3.2).
The two site complexes that have been most intensively investigated are described, and the roles and significance of petroglyphs in Late Woodland settlement systems are discussed.