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The Resource Religion on the rocks : Hohokam rock art, ritual practice, and social transformation, Aaron M. Wright, (electronic book)

Religion on the rocks : Hohokam rock art, ritual practice, and social transformation, Aaron M. Wright, (electronic book)

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Religion on the rocks : Hohokam rock art, ritual practice, and social transformation
Title
Religion on the rocks
Title remainder
Hohokam rock art, ritual practice, and social transformation
Statement of responsibility
Aaron M. Wright
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Intrigued by the petroglyphs and pictographs of the American Southwest, people commonly ask what these symbols mean. Religion on the Rocks redirects our attention to the equally important matter of what compelled ancient farmers to craft rock art in the first place. To answer this, Aaron Wright presents a case study from Arizona's South Mountains, an area once flanked by several densely populated Hohokam villages. Synthesizing results from recent archaeological surveys, he explores how the mountains' petroglyphs were woven into the broader cultural landscape and argues that the petroglyphs are relics of a bygone ritual system in which people vied for prestige and power by controlling religious knowledge. The features and strategic placement of the rock art suggest this dimension of Hohokam ritual was participatory and prominent in Hohokam life. Around AD 1100, however, petroglyph creation, along with other ritual practices began to wane, denoting a broad transformation of the Hohokam social world. Wright's examination of the South Mountains petroglyphs offers a novel narrative of how Hohokam villagers negotiated a concentration of politico-religious authority around platform mounds. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the Hohokam legacy and a greater appreciation for rock art's value to anthropology"--
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Wright, Aaron M.
Dewey number
979.1/73
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.H68
LC item number
W74 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hohokam culture
  • Petroglyphs
  • Rock paintings
  • Sacred space
  • Religion, Prehistoric
  • Social change
  • Social archaeology
  • South Mountains (Ariz.)
  • South Mountains (Ariz.)
Label
Religion on the rocks : Hohokam rock art, ritual practice, and social transformation, Aaron M. Wright, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Ritual Practice, Religious Knowledge, and Social Reproduction -- 3. Ritual, Religion, and Society among the Hohokam -- 4. The South Mountains Archaeological Landscape -- 5. Chronicling Hohokam Rock Art -- 6. Ritualization of Hohokam Rock Art -- 7. Hohokam Rock Art as Religious Knowledge -- 8. Rock Art and Transformation of the Hohokam Social World -- 9. Conclusion -- Appendix: Petroglyph Typology
Control code
ebr11051554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607813651
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Religion on the rocks : Hohokam rock art, ritual practice, and social transformation, Aaron M. Wright, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Ritual Practice, Religious Knowledge, and Social Reproduction -- 3. Ritual, Religion, and Society among the Hohokam -- 4. The South Mountains Archaeological Landscape -- 5. Chronicling Hohokam Rock Art -- 6. Ritualization of Hohokam Rock Art -- 7. Hohokam Rock Art as Religious Knowledge -- 8. Rock Art and Transformation of the Hohokam Social World -- 9. Conclusion -- Appendix: Petroglyph Typology
Control code
ebr11051554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607813651
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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