From spirit figures to calendars, it is an amazing collection of ancient images featuring stunning photos by Peter Krocek.
Features some wonderful photos of the park's petroglyphs, and its easy to understand (no jargon). Grab a copy, throw on a hat and pretend you're Indiana Jones.
Because petroglyphs remain among the most familiar and yet enigmatic art forms to Southwest visitors and residents alike, Landscape of the Spirits
will be not only a welcome introduction to the art of the South Mountain Park, but a useful reference for similar figures in sites throughout the Sonoran Desert.
Southwest Book Views
Landscape of the Spirits
manages at once to demonstrate how and why archaeologists study rock art to learn about people in the past and to provide an intimate portrait of a particular place. . . . This volume should also appeal to any thoughtful desert-dwelling person, especially newcomers. South Mountain Park, its art, and its living creatures surely help mitigate the depersonalizing effects of urban sprawl.
Journal of Anthropological Research