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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

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21 N. Frontier Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
(928) 684-2272 https://www.westernmuseum.org/

March 2019

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art (Wickenburg)

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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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. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Mr. 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. Registered Professional Archaeologist Allen Dart has worked in Arizona and New Mexico since…

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