Number67_Millerstrom_cover_Thumbnail #67 - Te Henua Enana; Images and Settlement Patterns in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
by Sidsel Norgaard Millerstrom. 2017. Number 67. Te Henua Enana; Images and Settlement Patterns in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia is a unique survey of rock art. It is also the most comprehensive examination on the subject and contributes significantly to our understanding of the prehistoric Marquesan culture.

num66_Spirit_Fire_cover_Thumbnail #66 - Spirit Fire and Lightning Songs: Looking at Myth and Shamanism on a Klamath
by Robert David. 2016. Number 66. Spirit Fire and Lightning Songs makes a major contribution to the steadily growing body of research in the western United States that prioritizes indigenous voices, myth, and neuropsychological models to provide a fresh and innovative approach to decolonizing the past. As a Klamath Tribal member, David’s scholarly and engaging writing style lends itself to the retelling of Klamath-Modoc myths and the interpretation of how these myths convincingly relate to rock art at 4-Mod-22, a complex Klamath Basin petroglyph site in Northern California near the former Tule Lake. David’s work at 4-Mod-22 highlights three distinctive classes of rock art: iconic motifs, residual markings, and geometric figures. Information provided by a combination of Klamath-Modoc ethnography and myth suggests that these distinctive rock art categories denote two patterns of ritual use that include shamans’ consultations with their spirit familiars, and shamanic power quests.

num65_Triangulating_cover_Thumbnail #65 - Triangulating Archaeological Landscapes
by R. Scott Byram. 2013. Number 65. Archaeologist Scott Byram presents results from in-depth study of the manuscript records of the U.S. Coast Survey at the National Archives in Maryland. The volume includes photos and scans of numerous hand drawn topographic maps, sketches, and notebook pages depicting dozens of California archaeological sites, from shipwrecks to shell mounds. Methods are presented for using this archival collection in numerous West Coast settings. This research led to the recent rediscovery of the Lone Woman’s Cave on San Nicolas Island, relocation and excavation of the 1852 military shipwreck survivor site known as Camp Castaway, and the definitive mapping of Lewis and Clark’s Fort Clatsop. Over 50 archaeological and historical sites in California are illuminated using the nineteenth century maps and field notes, most of which have not previously been available to researchers.