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Southwest Indian Rock Art Discussion


City, Arizona – Monday, March 10, 2014 –
Sun Valley Lodge is hosting a free
presentation entitled “Set
in Stone But Not in Meaning: Southwest Indian Rock Art”
on Thursday,
March 13th at 10:30 AM.  The program
will be presented by archaeologist Allen Dart and is part of the Lodge’s Discover
Arizona series.  The series is made possible
through a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council. 


Ancient Indian pictographs (rock
paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by
some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. But are such claims
supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Archaeologist Allen
Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how
even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular,
scientific, and modern Native American perspectives.


Allen Dart has worked full-time and
volunteered as a professional archaeologist in New Mexico and Arizona since
1975, for government, private companies, and nonprofit organizations. He is
employed as an archaeologist for the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation
Service in Phoenix. He also works part-time as Executive Director of Old Pueblo
Archaeology Center, a Tucson not-for-profit organization that he founded in
1993 to provide educational and scientific programs in archaeology and culture.
A Registered Professional Archaeologist, he has been a recipient of the Arizona
Governor’s Award in Public Archaeology.


The Discover Arizona series consists of four programs that each feature
a different aspect of Arizona history presented by an accomplished
speaker.  Programs are scheduled for
every Thursday in March at 10:30 AM. 


All of the programs are free and
open to the public.  Sun Valley Lodge is
located at 12415 N. 103rd Avenue in Sun City.  For more details please call 623-933-0137.


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Sun Valley Lodge is a
nonprofit organization and has been providing independent living, assisted
living, and skilled nursing care in Sun City, Arizona for over 40 years.
  • 12415 N. 103rd Ave.
  • Sun City, Arizona
  • (623) 933-0137

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