Approaching Rock Art Regions: Trans-Pecos Texas (USA) as an Illustrative Case Study

Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art - Jan Magne Gjerde

Jamie Hampson [+-]
University of Exeter
Jamie Hampson is a Senior Lecturer in the Humanities Department at the University of Exeter. He has a PhD and an MPhil in archaeology from the University of Cambridge, and BA (Honours) in history from the University of Oxford. Jamie works primarily on rock art, identity, and heritage projects in western Australia, southern Africa, and the Greater Southwest USA. His most recent book is Rock Art and Regional Identity: a Comparative Perspective.

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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’.

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Hampson, Jamie. Approaching Rock Art Regions: Trans-Pecos Texas (USA) as an Illustrative Case Study. Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2020. ISBN 9781781795606. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=31914. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.31914. Nov 2020

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