Chronometric and relative age determination of petroglyphs in the western United States.

Ronald Dorn, D. S. Whitley

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Abstract

Presents chronometric age determinations of petroglyphs from the Coso Range and Cima volcanic field and relative dating from other locations in the western United States using the new rock varnish technique of cation-ratio dating. Results verify the proposed Great Basin relative stylistic chronology, which indicates that curvilinear abstract was followed by rectilinear abstract and representational. However, these styles have greater antiquity than previously proposed, suggesting new interpretations for the significance of the Coso Range rock art. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnals - Association of American Geographers
Pages308-322
Number of pages15
Volume74
Edition2
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Dorn, R., & Whitley, D. S. (1984). Chronometric and relative age determination of petroglyphs in the western United States. In Annals - Association of American Geographers (2 ed., Vol. 74, pp. 308-322)