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Three Rivers as Transitional Zone: Considering a Collective Metanarrative in Pueblo Prehistory

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Three Rivers as Transitional Zone: Considering a Collective Metanarrative in Pueblo Prehistory

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Title: Three Rivers as Transitional Zone: Considering a Collective Metanarrative in Pueblo Prehistory
Author: Kline, Heather
Advisor(s): Szabo, Joyce
Committee Member(s): Fry, Aaron
Crown, Patricia
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of Art and Art History
Subject(s): art, art history, Native American, petroglyphs, Mimbres, Casas Grandes
Three Rivers, New Mexico, Southwest
LC Subject(s): Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (N.M.)
Mimbres culture
Casas Grandes culture
Mimbres pottery -- Themes, motives
Petroglyphs -- New Mexico --Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Indian pottery -- Mexico -- Casas Grandes -- Themes, motives
Rock paintings -- New Mexico --Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Three Rivers Petroglyph Site -- Antiquities
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: The Three Rivers petroglyph site in what is presently south central New Mexico represents important concepts for the study of southwestern prehistory. This site has been studied to a limited degree from the perspective of archaeological site surveys that have categorically classified the motifs represented on the petroglyphs, but at this point very little is known about the cultures that lived and created art in the Three Rivers area. The iconography of these images is remarkably similar to that represented on ceramics at both Mimbres during the Classic period (ca. AD 1000-1150), as well as Casas Grandes during the Medio period (ca. AD 1275-1450). While these similarities cannot be approached systematically due to the decontextualized nature of their cultural ideations, it is possible to consider these similarities through explorations of a proposed metanarrative dependent upon shared cultural knowledge that was in some way transmitted between cultures. Through linguistic theories, archaeological semiotics, and comparative visual analysis, this thesis proposes that Three Rivers was one possible cultural link between Mimbres and Casas Grandes and that all three cultures shared a basic metanarrative that informed the expression of iconography on the media of rock art and ceramics.
Graduation Date: July 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20989

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