The Rock Art of Utah: A Study from the Donald Scott Collection

The Rock Art of Utah: A Study from the Donald Scott Collection

by Polly Schaafsma, Donald Scott
     
 

Over many centuries, the prehistoric Fremont and Anasazi peoples of present-day Utah left an artistic record in which distinctive styles are readily identifiable. From the Uinta Mountains through the central canyonlands to the Virgin River, Utah’s abundant prehistoric rock art offers glimpses of a lost world.

The Rock Art of Utah is a rich sample of

Overview

Over many centuries, the prehistoric Fremont and Anasazi peoples of present-day Utah left an artistic record in which distinctive styles are readily identifiable. From the Uinta Mountains through the central canyonlands to the Virgin River, Utah’s abundant prehistoric rock art offers glimpses of a lost world.

The Rock Art of Utah is a rich sample of the many varieties of rock art found in the state. Through nearly two hundred high-quality photographs and drawings from the Donald Scott Collection, all made during the 1920s and 1930s, rock art expert Polly Schaafsma provides a fascinating, comprehensive tour of this unique legacy.

From the Uinta Mountains through the central canyonlands to the Virgin River, Utah’s abundant prehistoric rock art offers glimpses of a lost world. Over many centuries, the Fremont and Anasazi peoples left an artistic record in which distinctive styles are readily identifiable.

The Rock Art of Utah is a guide to the many varieties of rock art found in the state. Through dozens of high-quality photographs and drawings from the Donald Scott Collection, all made during the 1920s and 30s, author Polly Schaafsma provides a fascinating, comprehensive tour of this unique legacy. Now in an updated edition, it will engage anyone with an interest in the ancient peoples of the Colorado Plateau.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874804355
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised edition
Pages:
170
Sales rank:
858,465
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Polly Schaafsma is research associate at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Laboratory of Anthropology at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe.

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