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La Rumorosa Rock Art Along the Border; V2:

A Survey of Kumeyaay and Related Artwork in Southern California, Colorado River Corridor, Western Arizona and Baja California.

La Rumorosa Rock Art Along the Border; V2 is the successor and companion-piece to our best-selling first publication which has sold out of all 1500 copies. Volume 1 was one of the first to focus on the rock art of this region, primarily along the California and Baja California deserts, the southern Colorado River corridor, and southwest Arizona. Almost none of the sites or photographs have ever been published.

This new volume features more than 200 half-, full- and double-page photographs by 13 professional photographers.
This volume has more pages than the first volume.

This new effort is the result of a small group of avocationalists working together with Kumeyaay-Tipai individuals and government agencies since volume 1 came out almost five years ago. While use was made of existing site records, a meticulous search of the landscape employing newer technology such as DStretch® enhancement rendered many more discoveries. Small traces of pigment often led to the resurrection of complete elements and rock art panels.

The authors hope is to bring forth the largest published survey of La Rumorosa rock art style of the Tipai, and possibly, of the Patayan people. This largely shamanistic and spiritual artform has provided guidance to the Kumeyaay-Tipai people and their ancestors for 10,000 years or more. It is thought that this art played a significant role in promoting and sustaining societal harmony and an intimate relationship with nature based on communication with the spiritual world.

Along with the photographs, the authors have included a review of the literature from renown archaeologists such as Dennis Gallegos, Alan Garfinkel, Don Laylander, Jefferson Reid, Jerry Schaefer, David Whitley, Stephanie Whittlesey and Brian Williams. Again as with our first volume, readers are offered a practical path to seeing and understanding more rock art, the wilderness and their own spiritual path.

Check out two articles from Volume 2

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“…Your most beautiful book has arrived and it is impressive!”

Dr. Polly Schaafsma
Author of Indian Rock Art of the Southwest
and Rock Art in New Mexico

“…one of the more unique and innovative books to emerge in the field of rock art studies in recent years.”

Dennis Slifer
Author of Guide to Rock Art of Utah
and Rock Art Images of Northern New Mexico

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ISBN and LOC Page

Page Spread 166-167

Table of Contents

Page Spread 206-207

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