Rock Art of the Caribbean

ISBN-10: 0817355308

ISBN-13: 9780817355302

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michele H. Hayward, Lesley-Gail Atkinson, Michael Cinquino, Gabriel Atiles, Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique

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This compilation, by an international grouping of scholars, focuses on the nature of Caribbean rock art or rock graphics and makes clear the region's substantial and distinctive rock art tradition. Thorough and comparative, it includes data on the history of rock graphic research, the nature of the assemblages (image numbers, types, locations), and the legal, conservation, and research status of the image sites. Chapters on these topics cover research on the islands of Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Aruba, and Bonaire. The prehispanic rock art and other ceremonial structures and artifacts, along with enthnohistorical accounts of the region at Contact, projected backward in time, all point to an active ritual and ceremonial life involving commoners, religious specialists, and elites in differing and interconnected roles and for diverse purposes. The selective use of common rock graphic design and physical elements can be seen in the distribution and execution of the carved and painted images. Pecked, ground, abraded, and scratched petroglyphs, along with pictographs done frequently in red, black, white and orange hues are found on a range of rock surfaces including limestones, granites, diorites, and andesites. Caves/rock shelters and rock formations associated with water sources (water ways, pools, ocean) account for the two most common locations, followed by ball court sites, inland rock outcroppings and beach rock. In addition to specific area presentations, the work includes a review of recent advances in Caribbean rock graphic studies including dating and interpretative models; the application of a new documentation method and resulting computer manipulation advantages; a conservation project in Jamaica that has implications for the preservation and interpretation of the site; and a proposed dating sequence for the Lesser Antillean Windward Islands. CONTRIBUTORSPhilip Allsworth-Jones / Gabriel Atiles Bidoacute; / Lesley-Gail Atkinson / Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique / Michael A. Cinquino / Racso Fernaacute;ndez Ortega / Divaldo A. Gutierrez Calvache / Jay B. Haviser / Michele H. Hayward / Sofia Jouml;nsson Marquet / Harold J. Kelly / George V. Landon / Adolfo Loacute;pez Belando / Johannes Loubser / Geacute;rard Richard / Peter G. Roe / W. Brent Seales / Joseacute; B.Gonzaacute;lez Tendero / Ken Wild / John H. Winter / Pedro Alvarado Zayas
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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 7/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Michael Cinquino is a professional headshot, portrait and fashion photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been published internationally in a variety of both online and print publications. Michael’s background is as diverse as his subjects. His education is in acting and directing and he holds a BA from DeSales University and an MFA from Rutgers University. Before attending school, Michael had a 4 year stint in the US Navy as a Rescue Swimmer. He continues to work in both film and digital mediums and has expanded his work to cinematography. You may view Michael’s portfolio here:

List of Illustrations
Rock Art within the Bahamian Archipelago
History, Survey, Conservation, and Interpretation of Cuban Rock Art
Sacred Landscapes: Imagery, Iconography, and Ideology in Jamaican Rock Art
Caring for the Spirit Helpers: Recording, Graffiti Removal, Interpretation, and Management of the Warminster/Genus Rockshelter, Jamaica
The Rock Images of Haiti: A Living Heritage
Rock Art Studies in the Dominican Republic
Rock Art of the Dominican Republic and Caribbean
Rock Art of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
The Rock Art of Guadeloupe, French West Indies
Contextual Analysis of the Lesser Antillean Windward Islands Petroglyphs: Methods and Results
Prehistoric Rock Paintings of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Rock Art of Aruba
A New Method for Recording Petroglyphs: The Research Potential of Digitized Images
The Mute Stones Speak: The Past, Present, and Future of Caribbean Rock Art Research
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