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Himmel Park Public Library

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1035 N. Treat Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
(520) 594-5305 http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/HIM/

March 2019

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

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85716 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. In this presentation, Mr. Dart shows and discusses Native American ceramic styles that…

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