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Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art
October 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFREE
“Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art” free presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart at Buckeye Valley Museum, 116 E. Highway 85, Buckeye, Arizona; cosponsored by Arizona Humanities*
6-7 p.m. Free
Native Americans in the Southwest developed sophisticated skills in astronomy and predicting the seasons, centuries before Old World peoples first entered the region. In this presentation archaeologist Allen Dart discusses the petroglyphs at Picture Rocks, the architecture of the “Great House” at Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins, and other archaeological evidence of ancient southwestern astronomy and calendrical reckoning; and interprets how these discoveries may have related to ancient Native American rituals. Funding for program provided by Arizona Humanities.
* This is not an Old Pueblo Archaeology Center-sponsored event. No reservations needed. For meeting details contact Jana White in Buckeye at 623-349-6321 or firstname.lastname@example.org; for information about the presentation subject matter contact Allen Dart at Tucson telephone 520-798-1201 or email@example.com.