Upcoming lecture series!
"Ancient Hands Around the World: Exploring Rock Art through Multiple Perspectives"
26 May 2013
The American Rock Art Research Association will host four public lectures in Albuquerque, May 26-31st. They will be featured at the Marriott Pyramid North, Yucatan/Cancun Ballroom (5151 San Francisco Rd NE) Free lecture series. For more information, please use the link below to access their website.
On Sunday, May 26th, Dr. Jean Clottes will speak on the topic of, From Cave Art to IFRAO. This lecture will examine the long tradition (over 25,000 years) of ?Cave Art? and its impact on human beliefs, myths and practices.
On Monday, May 27th, Polly Schaafsma will speak on, A Rio Grande Legacy: Painted Walls and Images on Stone. Starting from the Puebloan Past, this speaker will guide us through the symbolism of petroglyphs and paintings found in and around the Rio Grande Valley that helped shape a distinct perspective to the culture of the Southwest.
On Tuesday, May 28th, Dr. Lawrence Loendorf will speak on the topic of, Hands across the Canyons of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. Often seen as a tangible tribute to the power source found within a rock, this lecture will examine the source and significance of colorful handprints found on canyon walls.
On Thursday, May 30th, Dr. Karl Taube will host a lecture on, Images from Living Stone: Rupestrian Sculpture of Ancient Mesoamerica. Dr. Taube will examine the remarkable sculptures carved in our natural landscape such as boulders and cliffs. Executed with the same precision and beauty as sculptures from the ancient Mesoamerican era, these landmarks have served as ancestral significance for cultures such as the Olmec, Classic Maya, and Aztec.