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Red Linear

500 BCE to 0

The Red Linear style differs from its predecessor, the Pecos River style, in almost every respect but they both belong in the long Archaic period, predating 600 CE. The Red Linear pictographs are miniatures, the Pecos River style monumental; the Red Linear is, as the name indicates, monochromatic while the Pecos River style is polychromatic; the Pecos River shamans are static and imposing, the Red Linear stick figures vivacious and engaged in animated group activities; the Pecos River style is solemnity incarnate while a touch of humor illuminates the Red Linear vignettes; the Pecos River style is asexual; the Red Linear illustrates all the stages of human reproduction; the Pecos River panels are public art while many of the Red Linear vignettes are hidden away in secluded sites. The Red Linear style is one indication that new people or new ideas were introduced into the Lower Pecos region after the demise of the Pecos River style and before the advent of the later Red Monochrome and Bold Line Geometric pictographs.


Birthing Scene

41VV1000 (216)

Copulation

41VV1000 (216)

Fertility Ritual

41VV201 (189)

Fertility Ritual At Fate Bell

41VV74 (000)

Hunting Scene

41VV612 (137)

Line Of Men And Dogs

41VV201 (189)

Mystic Shelter Leaping Deer

41VV612 (000)

Procession

41VV18 (109)

Procession

41VV74 (125)

Procession

41VV74 (125)

Procession At Fate Bell

41VV74 (125)

Red Linear At Seminole Canyon

41VV201 (189)

Stages Of Reproduction

41VV1000 (216)

Stages Of Reproduction

41VV1000 (216)

Warrior At Mystic Shelter

41VV612 (000)

Warrior Close-Up

41VV1000 (216)

Warriors Or Hunting Party?

41VV1000 (137)

 

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