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Explore the Ancient Rock Art of the South Mountains

Please join us for this very special FREE event with FREE refreshments that will surely help you recover from tax-day.

Dr. Todd Bostwick will discuss his long-term study of prehistoric and historic petroglyphs in the South Mountains in Phoenix, Arizona.

He will describe the various types of designs, their general distribution, and their possible meanings including the marking of trails, territories, and astronomical events, as well as dream or trance imagery.

His talk will be illustrated with numerous slides and illustrations taken from his book published by the University of Arizona Press, Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art in South Mountain Park.

Dr. Todd W. Bostwick, RPA has conducted archaeological research in the Southwest for 34 years. From 1990 to 2010 he has served as the City Archaeologist for the City of Phoenix, stationed at Pueblo Grande Museum.

Dr. Bostwick is currently the Senior Research Archaeologist for PaleoWest Archaeology in Phoenix and Director of Archaeology for the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde.

He has an M.A. in Anthropology and Ph.D. in History from Arizona State University, and has taught history and anthropology classes at Arizona State University and at Northern Arizona University for seven years.

Dr. Bostwick has published numerous articles and books on Southwest history and prehistory.

His book, Landscape of the Spirits: Hohokam Rock Art in South Mountain Park, is a comprehensive study of the petroglyphs of the South Mountains.

Dr. Bostwick has received many awards, including the Governor's Award in Public Archaeology in 2005.

To find out about other Sierra Club activities in Arizona, please visit

http://arizona.sierraclub.org/activities.asp

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  • Pat F.

    I really enjoy hiking in the Superstition Mts. and South Mt. ,so I'm looking forward to the petroglyph information.

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't go... have a guest from Japan who arrives tomorrow.

    April 15, 2013

  • gary w.

    wouldn't recognize my e-mail as valid!

    April 15, 2013

  • jo s.

    A night of old things. Just right

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Michael B.

    The program will run from 6:30 pm to approximately 8 pm.

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Barbie B.

    I am so excited to learn more about South mountain. I live across the street from North Mt. Preserve.

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Barbie B.

    How long will tge presentation be?

    April 10, 2013

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