[book cover]
Rock Paintings at Hueco Tanks State Historical Park, Kay Sutherland
1995, Texas Parks and Wildlife Press, paper
26 pages, 12 small b/w photos, 32 illustrations, 8-1/2" x 8-1/2"
From the book:

Experience the wondrous rock paintings at Hueco Tanks State Historical Park through the eyes of a professional anthropologist, as she unveils the art's hidden meaning and its religious connestions to ancient Mexico and southwestern Pueblo culture in general.

The water in the natural catchbasins formed by the eroded rocks of Hueco Tanks has attracted humans over the millenia and the centuries. Archaic Native American hunters, early agriculturists and historic Indian groups have covered the site's rock surfaces with over 3,000 paintings, including several hundred mask-like images reminiscent of present-day Pueblan Katchina Cult designs

Generously illustrated with photographs of the renowned 1930s watercolor renderings of the site's paintings by Forrest Kirkland, the book clearly reveals to both mind and eye the story behind a unique and ancient Texan art gallery.

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