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 Dissertations on Rock Art, from the Rockart Database:

 

Currently listed by state in which degree granted. Will be reorganized.

California:

 

Bard, J.C.  1979

The Development of a Patination Dating Technique for Great Basin Petroglyphs Using Neutron Activation and X-ray Fluorescence Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California , Berkeley, California

Nissen, Karen Marie 1982
Images from the Past: An Analysis of Six Western Great Basin Petroglyph Sites (1600 pages)
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, California

 

Millerstrom, Sidsel N.  2001

Images Carved in Stones and Settlement Patterns Archaeology in Hatiheu Valley, Nuku Hiva, the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California , Berkeley, California

 

Nissen, Karen Marie  1982

Images of the Past. An Analysis of Six Western Great Basin Petroglyph Sites Ph.D. Dissertation In Anthropology, :704 pgs, Universtiy of California , Berkeley, California

 

Hyland, Justin Robert  1997

Image, Land, and Lineage: Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in Central Baja California, Mexico Ph.D. Dissertation, :550 pgs, University of California, Berkeley , Berkeley, California

 

Brady, James E.  1989

An Investigation of Maya Ritual Cave Ues with Special Reference to Naj Tunich, Guatemala Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California , Los Angeles, California

 

Crotty, Helen K.  1995

Anasazi Mural Art of the Pueblo IV Period, A.D. 1300-1600: Influences, Selective Adaptation and Cultural Diversity in the Prehistoric Southwest Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles , Los Angeles, California

 

Lee, Georgia  1986

Easter Island Rock Art: Ideological Symbols as Evidence of Socio-Political Change Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California , Los Angeles, California

 

Whitley, David Scott  1982

The Study of North American Rock Art: A Case Study from South-Central California Ph.D. Dissertation, :347, UCLA Department of Anthropology , Los Angeles, California

 

McDonald, A.M.  1992

Indian Hill Rock Shelter and Aboriginal Cultural Adaptation in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southeastern California Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California , Riverside, California

 

O'Neill, Mary Alice Sills  1973

The Cultural Context of Prehistoric Rock Art in Western Cundinamarca, Columbia Ph.D. Dissertation, :222 pgs, University of California , Riverside, California

 

Grove, Margaret Julia  1998

An Iconographic and Mythological Convergence: Gender Motifs in Northern Australian Aboriginal Rock aAt Ph.D. Dissertation, :388 pgs, California Institute of Inegral Studies

 

 

Colorado:

 

Buckles, William Gayle  1971

The Uncompahgre Complex: Historic Ute Archaeology and Prehistoric Archaeology on the Uncompahgre Plateau in West Central Colorado Ph.D. Dissertation,

 

Hartley, Ralph J.  1989

Variablility in Content and Context of Aboriginal Rock Art on the Northern Colorado Plateau Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado

 

Illinois:

 

Berenguer, Jose  2002

Tráfico de Caravanas, Interacción Interregional y Cambio Cultural en la Prehistoria Tardía del Desierto de Atacama Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Kansas:

 

Sundstrom, Linea  1989

Rock Art of the Southern Black Hills: A Contextual Approach Ph.D. Dissertation, :613 pgs, University of Kansas

 

Michigan

 

Lynch, Mark Barry  1978

The Namoratunga Cemetery and Rock Art Sites of Northwest Kenya Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University , East Lansing, Michigan

 

Minnesota:

 

Short, Susan Alice  1998

When the Animals Still Danced: Animal Images in Mimbres Pottery and Petroglyphs Ph.D. Dissertation, :510 pgs, University of Minnisota

 

Missouri:

 

Diaz-Granados, Carol  1993

The Petroglyphs and Pictographs of Missouri: A Distributional, Stylistic, Contextual, Functional and Temporal Analysis of the State's Rock Graphics Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Washington University , St. Louis, Missouri

Greer, John W.  1995

Rock Art Chronology in the Orinoco Basin of Southwestern Venezuela Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology , University of Missouri, Columbia

 

Greer, Mavis  1995

Archaeological Analysis of Rock Art Sites in East Smith River Drainage of Central Montana Ph.D. Dissertation, :403 pgs, Department of Anthropology , University of Missouri, Columbia

 

New Mexico:

 

Munson, Marit K.  2002

On Boundaries and Beliefs: Rock Art and Identity on the Pajarito Plateau Ph.D. Dissertation, :315 pgs, University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Smith, Helene Denise  1998

The Rock Art of Abo Pueblo: Analysing a Cultural Palimpsest Ph.D. Dissertation, :300 pgs, Unviersity of New Mexico , Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

North Carolina:

 

Penton, Elizabeth Malott  1990

The South Beune Valley (Perigord, France): A Spatial Analysis of Magdalenian Engraved and Painted Caves (Cave Paintings) Ph.D. Dissertation, :251 pgs, The University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill

 

Oregon:

 

Ricks, Mary Francis  1995

A Survey and Analysis of Prehistoric Rock Art of the Warner Valley Region, Lake County, Oregon Ph.D. Dissertation, :247 pgs, Portland State University , Portland, Oregon

 

Pennsylvania:

 

Johnston, Susan Ann  1989

Prehistoric Irish Petroglyphs: Their Analysis and Interpretation in Anthropological Context Ph.D. Dissertation, :827 pgs, University of Pennsylvania

 

Young, M. Jane  1982

Images of Power, Images of Beauty: Contermporary Zuni Perceptions of Rock Art Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island:

 

Lim, I.  1992

A Site - Oriented Approach to Rock Art: A Study from Usandawe, Central Tanzania Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Brown University , Providence, Rhode Island

 

Texas:

 

Farmer, J.D. and Grieder, T.  1992

Style and Variation in Early Anasazi Art: The Green Mask Site in Grand Gulch, Utah (Archaic, Basketmaker Rock Art, Pictograph) Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas , Austin, Texas

 

Turpin, Solveig A.  1982

The Archaeology and Rock Art of Seminole Canyon: A Study in the Lower Pecos River Region of Southwest Texas Ph.D. Dissertation, :271 pgs, University of Texas , Austin, Texas

 

Bass, P.M.  1989

The Pecos Project: Semiotic Models for the Study of Rock Art Ph.D. Dissertation, Rice University , Houston, Texas

 

Armitage, Ruth Ann  1998

Radiocarbon Dating of Charcoal-Pigmented Rock Paintings Ph.D. Dissertation, :99 pgs, Texas A&M University

 

Boyd, Carolyn Elizabeth  1998

The Work of Art: Rock Art and Adaptation in the Lower Pecos, Texas Archaic (Mexico). Ph.D. Dissertation, :224 pgs, Texas A&M University

 

Chaffee, Scott Douglas  1993

Radiocarbon Dating of the All American Man and Other Rock Paintings via Low Temperature Oxygen Plasma Chemistry Ph.D. Dissertation, :318 pgs, Texas A&M University

 

Ilger, Wayne Arthur  1995

Radiocarbon Dating of Pictographs Using Low-Temperature Oxygen-Plasma Chemistry (Texas, Pecos River Style) Ph.D. Dissertation, :128 pgs, Texas A&M University

 

Mawk, Elmo Joe  1999

Reexamination of Ancient DNA in Texas Rock Paintings Ph.D. Dissertation, :110 pgs, Texas A&M University

 

Reese, Ronnie Lynn  1994

DNA Studies of the Ancient Paint Binder/Vehicles Used in Lower Pecos Rock Art Pictographs (Seminole Canyon, Texas) Ph.D. Dissertation, :169 pgs, Texas A&M University

 

Labadie, John Antoine  1994

The Effect of Concrete Advance Organizers on Elementary Student's Responses to Iconographic and Stylistic Aspects of the Lower Pecos Pictographs EdD. dissertation, :156 pgs,

 

Virginia:

 

Larose, Thomas Earl  2001

The Petroglyph Sites of Bellows Falls and Brattleboro, Vermont Ph.D. Dissertation, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Morales, Reinaldo, Jr.  2002

The Nordeste Tradition: Innovation and Continuity in Brazilian Rock Art Ph.D. Dissertation, Virginia Commonwealth University , Richmond

 

Washington:

 

Bell, Joy Florence  1982

Rock Art of the Coast Salish Territory: An Analysis of Style, Form and Function Ph.D. Dissertation, :238 pgs, University of Washington

 

 

 

British Columbia, Canada:

 

Masao, Fidelis Taliwawa  1977

The Later Stone Age and the Rock Paintings of Central Tanzania Ph.D. Dissertation, Simon Fraser Universtiy , British Columbia, Canada

 

Australia:

 

David, B.  1994

A Space-Time Odyssey: Rock art and Regionalisation in the North Queensland
Prehistory Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Queensland

 

Johnson, M.  2004

ChangingTimes, Changing Techniques: The Spatial Analysis of an Aboriginal Rock Art Site with a Geographical Information System Masters of Applied Science (GIS) Dissertation, Department of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne , Melbourne, Australia

 

Morwood, M. J.  1979

Art and Stone: Towards a Prehistory of the Central Queensland Highlands Ph.D. Dissertation, :402 pgs, The Australian National University , Canberra, Australia

 

Patterson, Carol  2004

Form Follows Function: Gesture in Rock Art of Hawai'i and Australia PhD Dissertation, James Cook University , Queensland, Australia

 

Ross, J.  2003

Rock Art, Ritual and Relationships: An Archaeological Analysis of Rock Art from the Central Australian Arid Zone Phd. Dissertation, University of New England , Armidale, Australia

 

Tacon, P.S.C.  1989

From Rainbow Snakes to 'X-ray' Fish: The Nature of the Recent Rock Painting Traditon of Western Arnhem Land, Australia Ph.D. Dissertation, Australian National University , Canberra, Australia

 

Belgium:

 

Gysels, Kristin  2000

Environmental Analysis for Conservation of Museum Objects and Prehistoric Cave Paintings Ph.D. Dissertation, :217 pgs, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen

 

Brazil:

 

Ezequiel, A.M. Peixoto  2000

Mitocritica de Pinturas Rupestres (Sudeste do Piaui) Post Graduate Dissertation in History, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco , Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

 

Pereira, Edithe das Silva  1996

Las Pinturas y los Grabados Rupestres del Noroeste de Para - Amazonia - Brazil Ph.D. Dissertation, Vol. 2 Volumes, Departamento de Arqueologia y Prehistoria , Universidad de Valencia, Brazil

 

Seda, P.R.G.  1998

A Caca e a Arte: Os Cacadores - Pintores da Serra do Cabral, Minas Gerais Ph.D. Dissertation, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Viana, V. Pontes  2000

Os Registros Graficos Pre-Historicos do Sertao Centro-Norte do Ceara Post Graduate Dissertation in History, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco , Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

 

England, Scotland, and Wales:

 

Chippindale, C.  1988

The Later Prehistoric Rock-Engravings of Val Fontanalbe, Mont Bego, Tende, Alpes-Maritimes, France Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Cambridge

 

de Jongh, J.  1999

Ethnography in Archaeological Interpretation of Southern African and Northern Australian Rock Art MPhil Dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

 

Khan, M.  1988

The Prehistoric Rock Art of Northern Saudi Arabia: A Synthetic Approach to the Study of Rock Art from Wadi Damm, Northwest Tabuk Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Southhampton , United Kingdom (England)

 

Nash, G.H.  1998

Northern Hunter/Gatherer European Rock Art and Spanish Levant Rock Paintings: Social and Political Perspectives Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wales

 

Woody, A.  2000

How to do Things with Petroglyphs: The Power of Place in Nevada, USA Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton , United Kingdom

 

Yates, T.  1991

The Writing Machine: Rock Art and the Concept of the Body in the Bronze Age of Goteborgs Och Bohus Lan, Sweden Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University , Cambridge, England

 

France:

 

Begin, Jane  1990

Contexte Geologique et Geomorphologique de la Region du Nomt Bego: Repartition des Gravures Rupestres de l'Age du Bronze dans le Site Ph.D. Dissertation, Museum National de'Histoire Naturelle , Paris, France

 

Breuil-Martinez, Veronique  1993

Arte Rupestre en Zone Maya: L'Archeologie des Grottes de la Zone Puuc Ph.D. Dissertation, Universite de Paris I , Sorbonne, Paris

 

Franchomme, J.M.  1987

L'Art Rupestre de Patagonie: Quelques Sites Prehistoriques du Plateau Central. Province de Santa Cruz, Argentine Ph.D. Dissertation, Universite de Paris-X , Nanterre, France

 

 

 

Guffroy, Jean  1979

Les Petroglyphes de Checta, Valle du Chillon-Perou Ph.D. Dissertation, Vol. 2 volumes:540 pgs, Universite de Paris , Paris, France

 

Rodrigue, Alain  1997

Les Gravures Rupestres du Haut Atlas Marocain. Typologie, Analyse, Essai de Chronologie Ph.D. Dissertation, Vol. 2 vols.:565 pgs., Universite d'Aix en Provence , Provence, France

 

Vanderlei, A.F.  2000

Etude et Analyse Comparative de l'Art Rupestre dans la Region est de l'Etat de Goias - Bresil Ph.D. Dissertation, Vol. 3 vols.:690 pgs, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle , Paris, France

 

Hungary:

 

Ernyey, K.  1996

The Rock 34 of the National Park of Naquanet Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Budapest , Budapest, Hungary

 

India:

 

Chandramouli, N.  1986

A study of the Microlithic Culture and Rock Paintings at Kethavaram, Kurnool District Master's of Philosophy Dissertation, University of Hyderabad , Hyderabad, India

 

Pandey, S.K.  1969

Painted Rock Shelters of Madhya Pradesh with Special Reference to Mahakoshal Ph.D. Dissertation, Sugor University , Sugor

 

Singh, V.  1987

Rock Art of Sagar District, Madhya Pradesh Ph.D. Dissertation, Deccan College , Pune

 

Ireland:

 

Findlay, F.  1973

The Rock Art of Cork and Kerry Master's dissertation, University College Cork , Cork, Ireland

 

O'Nuallain, S.  1978

Megalithic Monuments in Munster Ph.D. Dissertation, University College Dublin

 

Netherlands:

 

Dubelaar, C.N.  1984

A Study on South American and Antillean Petroglyphs
 Ph.D. Dissertation, :366 pgs, Rijkuniversiteit te Leiden , Leiden, Netherlands

 

Peru:

 

Barriga Velarde, Marcial  1946

"Las Pictografias y los Petroglifos de Socabaya, Arequipa Ph.D. dissertation,

 

South Africa:

 

Meikeljohn, K.I.  1994

Aspects of the Weathering of the Clarens Formation in the Kwazulu / Natal Drakensberg: Implications for the Preservation of Indigenous Rock Art Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Natal , Pietermartizburg, South Africa

 

Ouzman, S.  1993

Thaba Stone: Place of Rhinoceroses and Rock Art Bachelor's (Honors) Dissertation, Wits University

 

Stevenson, J.  1995

Man - the - Shaman: Is it the Whole Story? A Feminist Perspective on the San Rock Art of Southern Africa Master's Dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Zimbabwe:

 

Taruvinga, Pascal  1995

Domboshava Rock Art Site: Implications on Preservation and Related Documentation Honors Dissertation, History Department, Archaeology Unit , University of Zimbabwe