Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rock Art Rocks

Southern California's prehistoric rock art is beautiful ...
Sometimes mysterious,
Often mystical.
While archaeologists study the meanings, this ancient art often touches onlookers emotionally, evoking awe and wonder.

One cannot simply hop in the car and go out looking at great rock art. This is true of just about every archaeological treasure.
Although the art and other artifacts have survived untold years, all are increasingly fragile. Many sites have been destroyed. Others are being protected from further destruction.
Many sites are difficult to reach.
And a few public sites, like those at
Anza-Borrego State Park, or Corn Springs, are just downright sizzling hot this time of year.

At our next Dragonfly Lecture, Britt W. Wilson will explore recent archaeological discoveries in the desert, and more.

If you are among the fortunate folks who came to his recent lecture on rock shelters, you know he'll offer a fabulous tour. You can take it all in without ever leaving your (air-conditioned) seat. This is one in a continuing group of lectures we're offering on our region's archaeology.

The details:
When: 6 p.m. Monday, July 20
Where: Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 17 W. Hays, Banning, CA
What else: Donations at the door support our 501(c)(3) nonprofit work to save and share Southern California's Native American cultures, languages, history, and traditional arts.

1 comment:

Britt Wilson said...

I will be showing photos of rock art stretching across the southland from Perris area to Big Bear to the desert. I will also show photos of two recently found prehistoric pinon gathering camps in the San Bernardino National Forest as well as some other exciting finds in the desert.