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dc.contributor.authorKline, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T21:11:35Z
dc.date.available2012-08-27T21:11:35Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-27
dc.date.submittedJuly 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20989
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectart, art history, Native American, petroglyphs, Mimbres, Casas Grandesen_US
dc.subjectThree Rivers, New Mexico, Southwesten_US
dc.subject.lcshThree Rivers Petroglyph Site (N.M.)
dc.subject.lcshMimbres culture
dc.subject.lcshCasas Grandes culture
dc.subject.lcshMimbres pottery -- Themes, motives
dc.subject.lcshPetroglyphs -- New Mexico --Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
dc.subject.lcshIndian pottery -- Mexico -- Casas Grandes -- Themes, motives
dc.subject.lcshRock paintings -- New Mexico --Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America -- New Mexico -- Three Rivers Petroglyph Site -- Antiquities
dc.titleThree Rivers as Transitional Zone: Considering a Collective Metanarrative in Pueblo Prehistoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeArt Historyen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Art and Art Historyen_US
dc.description.advisorSzabo, Joyce
dc.description.committee-memberFry, Aaron
dc.description.committee-memberCrown, Patricia


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