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Excellent reference books on rock drawings and petroglyphs of the Southwest. Packed with line drawings and photographs, the book is divided into subjects (lizard, clouds, spiral) in alphabetical order. Each tribal meaning is also listed, so one symbol can mean different things to different tribes. And some of the pictographs have never been assigned a meaning. It's a thoroughly researched book, well done and clear. It belongs in every hikers shelf and every historians reference list.
I think this is a classic read, no longer published, for those interested in native americans, writing, communication, symbols, non-textual literacy, the American West, and pre-history for the Americas. He was a thinker, not an "educated" author and in a place that ivy anthropologists and archeologists came to dominate, this is a varied approach from a non-traditional authority.
Interpreting rock art is always difficult but at least there are some good illustrations in here.
Great guide to carry when hiking, if your looking to start to understand petroglyphs.