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Salt River Community Building

1880 N. Longmore Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
480-362-6325

December 2015

Southwestern Rock Calendars and Ancient Time Pieces

December 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Salt River Community Building, 1880 N. Longmore Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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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 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 interpret how these discoveries may have related to ancient Native American rituals. Allen "Al" Dart, a Registered Professional Archaeologist, has worked and volunteered in…

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