Dixie Archaeology Society

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Carol Patterson to Sppeak at DAS Meeting on November 10th

Posted by John Mangels on October 31, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Carol Patterson, archaeologist and rock art expert, from Colorado will be the speaker. She will discuss

"The Ute Rock Art of the Uncompahgre Plateau".

The following is an outline of her talk:

- Intro with oldest sites of Archaic animals and humans with atlatls.

- Formative era - game drives, animals, mountain lion warnings, hunters with bows and arrows

- Proto-historic era - mythology, creation stories, bear dance, cosmic tree and levels of the universe, medicine men spirit helpers, shaman, spirit world - all depicted in petroglyphs and sacred landscapes, petroglyph maps of the Plateau and of the Gunnison Gorge.

- Historic era - political narratives, battles, sign language symbols and petroglyph panels showing historical events from the Ute's perspective. Clifford Duncans interpretations of Shavano, Palmer Gulch medicine site, and other spiritual places.


The talk will be on Wednesday, November 10th at 7 PM in room 203 of the Udvar Hazy Bldg. at DSC. The public is invited.

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