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RZ-50107-03

University of Arkansas, Arkansas Archaeological Survey (Fayetteville, AR 72702)
George Sabo (Project Director: August 2002 to present)

Rock Art and the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex

A study of ancient Native American cosmology and ritual though an investigation of rock art production in the Mississippi period (900-1600 C.E.) at a series of Arkansas sites. (36 months)

This three-year project seeks to contribute new information on ancient Native American cosmology and ritual by investigating the role of rock art production in the Mississippi period (A.D. 900-1600) Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Field investigations will be conducted at a series of Arkansas sites. Subsequent analysis will examine rock art iconography, the geographical context and cultural landscape relationships of rock art sites, and the cultural rules associated with rock art site selection and image production.

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Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$175,000 (approved)
$174,310 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2003 – 12/31/2006