Approaching Rock Art Regions: Trans-Pecos Texas (USA) as an Illustrative Case Study
Jamie Hampson [+]
University of Exeter
The widespread occurrence of ritual specialists negotiating a tiered cosmos – in one form or another – throughout large swathes of North America provides an effective framework for addressing the meanings and motivations behind Trans-Pecos pictographs and petroglyphs. This chapter sheds light on this hermeneutic framework, but also considers the nuances within the Trans-Pecos rock art corpus, and what we mean when we talk about rock art ‘regions’.