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Mini Pow Wow in St. George

Posted by John Mangels on August 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (813)

Dixie Stae University and DOCUTAH  presents the

"Exploring The Native American Culture"


Held at the St George Town Square

September 3rd, 2013


Following the Pow Wow, DOCUTAH will show the film "Racing the Rez" on the big screen, 8:00pm .

(Bring your own chairs)


Zion Canyon Field Insitute Lecture Series

Posted by John Mangels on August 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The following is a list of Zion Canyon Field Institue lectures in Springdale that may be of interest to DAS members.

"Aug 29 - Eric Balken - Glen Canyon and the Colorado River: An Evolving Cultural Resource in the American West

Sep 20 - Jim Allison - Archeaology in the St. George Area

Oct 28 - Craig Childs (in partnership with Z-Arts!)

Nov 7 - Polly Schaafsma"

Lecture Series in Springdale

Posted by John Mangels on February 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Thursday, February 28th,  David VanAlfen will be speaking on the "Puebloans, Puebloids, and Paiutes: Prehistory of the Anasazi Frontier".

On Thursday, April 18th, Steve Simms will talk on "Fremont Rockart".

Both lectures are in the Springdale Community Center. The programs start at 7:30 PM.


DAS Summer Picnic is on July 18th

Posted by John Mangels on July 1, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The DAS Picnic is Wednesday, July 18th at Pine Valley Recreation Area. See the newsletter for more information.

The ARARA Conference is Only 1 Month Away

Posted by John Mangels on April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Go to www.arara.org for information on the conference.

Sign Up for the ARARA Conference

Posted by John Mangels on April 2, 2012 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (1)

To sign up for the ARARA Conference that will be held in St. George on May 25 to 28th go to www.arara.org.

BLM Brown Bag Lunch - March 23 - "Our Amazing Past"

Posted by John Mangels on February 26, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

David Van Alfen, archaeologist for the Grand Canyon - Parashant NM will reveal the most recent archaeological findings on the Arizona Strip and current interpretations of their cultural significance.

Go to www.d-asia.org for more information.

Kaibab Paiute Pow Wow August 20 / 21, 2011

Posted by John Mangels on July 29, 2011 at 6:56 PM Comments comments (0)

The Kaibab Paiute Annual Pow Wow will be August 20 / 21, 2011 at the reservation in Pipe Spring AZ. Go to http://www.kaibabpaiute-nsn.gov/powwow_final.pdf for more detailed information.


ARARA to Hold its 2012 Annual Meeting in St. George

Posted by John Mangels on June 27, 2011 at 4:22 PM Comments comments (0)

The American Rock Art Research Association has announced that they will be holding their 2012 Annual Meeting in St. George on May 25-28, 2012 at the Lexington Suites hotel.

There wil be field trips on Friday and Monday, with technical sessions on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a dinner on Saturday evening.

Sign Up for Boma's New Class

Posted by John Mangels on December 21, 2010 at 3:33 PM Comments comments (0)


Of The St George Area


By Boma Johnson, Archaeologist


Continuing Education Course:

MONDAYS 6:00 TO 8:00 PM, Jan 10 to March 7, 2011

Sun River Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

(Open to Everyone- You don’t have to be a resident of Sun River to attend)


We live in an archaeologically rich area that was and still is, home to many different cultures. In the mountains, red rock cliffs and deserts of our home, we have many reminders of the ancient Native American residents of this land. We see petroglyphs, pictographs, the remains of pit houses, pottery and points- who made them? What were these people like?

This class will examine St George and nearby areas, for the fascinating evidences of Fremont, Virgin Anasazi and Paiute cultures. We will discuss how these people were alike, and how they were different. You may be surprised at the level of sophisticated culture and knowledge that originated here.

We have a variety of all new or updated media, including Power Point Presentations/Lectures, Hand-outs, Videos and DVDs. Class participation is encouraged, and classes are FUN as well as informative.

For Registration Information for the Above, Contact Dixie State College


FAX: 435-628-1286

In Person: 300 South 800 East, St George, Utah

Fee: $44 per person and you can register by phone or through the web at http://www.dixie.edu/ce/