Mystery and Ideology in the Rock Art of Missouri
Author(s): Michael Fuller
Working hypotheses link selected rock art sites in Missouri with the religious and political ideologies of the Mississippian tradition. For example, petroglyph sites such as the Bushnell Ceremonial Cave (23SG89), Washington State Park (23WA01), Madden Creek (23WA26), and the Commerce Site (23ST255) have been linked with the Mississippian tradition. Likewise, a cluster of three pictograph sites preserve Mississippian iconography: Rattlesnake Bluff (23FR95), Willenberg Shelter (23FR96), and the Bourbeuse Eagle (23FR152). The distinct ideological elements at pictographs sites such as Cactus Cove (23WN1156), Turtle Shelter (23CY554), and the Salt River (23RA101) may represent the ideological shift that occurred after the collapse of Cahokia.
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- Rock Art Research: A Regional Analysis •
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Mystery and Ideology in the Rock Art of Missouri. Michael Fuller. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395805)
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