Rock art in southern Saskatchewan
Schneider, Erinn Dayle
Prior to the completion of this thesis entitled Rock Art in Southern Saskatchewan very little information regarding rock art in the southern region of the province had been compiled in one place. The purpose of this thesis is to collect information about important rock art sites in southern Saskatchewan and to record the rock art and its current condition. In addition, the rock art of the area is placed in the broader context of Northwestern Plains rock art and interpretations for the rock art found in Saskatchewan are made. Also included is a review of rock art styles found across the Northwestern Plains as defined by Keyser and Klassen (2001), including illustrative examples as well as extensive photographic material and drawings of the sites in southern Saskatchewan. Sites include Crowstand Effigy, St. Victor Petroglyphs, Cabri Lake Petroglyph, Leader Petroglyph, Hazlet Pictographs, Herschel Petroglyphs, Swift Current Petroglyph, Gouldtown and Wood River Petroglyphs, two Last Mountain Lake boulders, Riverhurst Petroglyph, Roche Percee Petroglyphs and Weyburn Petroglyph. Rock Art in Southern Saskatchewan provides a comprehensive volume on rock art in the region allowing other researchers access to the depth of rock art in the province. It also refines the current knowledge of how and where Saskatchewan rock art fits into the larger picture of artistic activity on the Northwestern Plains.