Sacred landscapes of the south-eastern USA: prehistoric rock and cave art in Tennessee

  title={Sacred landscapes of the south-eastern USA: prehistoric rock and cave art in Tennessee},
  author={Jan F. Simek and Alan M. Cressler and Nicholas P. Herrmann and Sarah C. Sherwood},
  pages={430 - 446}
Systematic field exploration in Tennessee has located a wealth of new rock art—some deep in caves, some in the open air. The authors show that these have a different repertoire and use of colour, and a different distribution in the landscape—the open sites up high and the caves down low. The landscape has been reorganised on cosmological terms by the pre-Columbian societies. This research offers an exemplary rationale for reading rock art beyond the image and the site. 


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