Dixie Archaeology Society

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Technical Presentations

This section contains the summaries of the technical papers given to the Dixie Archaeology Society.

June 13, 2018, "Anasazi Ridge Solstice", by Gary Smith (Click here to view)

May 9, 2018, "Promontory Caves and Promontory Pottery", by Grant Carlos Smith (Click here to view)

April 11, 2018, "Intimate Relations - Association of Animal, Bird, Snake and Plant Images with Spirit Figures in Barrier Canyon Style Rock Art" by David Sucec (Click here to view)

March 2018, "The Development of Virgin River Anasazi Habitation Dwellings with Examples from Little Creek Mesa", by Kat and Boma Johnson (Click here to view)

October 11, 2017, "I Was Here", Brian Passey (click here to view)

September 13, 2017, “Chumash: Shells, Shelter, Seafaring and Spectacular Rock Art”, Chris Oravec (click here to view)

July 2017, "DAS History - Jennifer Jack - Founder of DAS" (click here to view)

May 10, 2017, "A Close Look at the Shaman's Gallery", Richard Jenkinson (click here to view)

April 12, 2017, "Medicine Wheels and Archaeoastronomy: Star Charts of the Plains", by Kaye Whitefeaher Robinson (click here to view)

March 7, 2017, "Ancient Native Flutes in the American Southwest: An Overview", by Scott August (click here to view)

February 8, 2017, "Preserving the Paragonah Fremont Site", by Dr. James McDonald (Click here to view)

January 11, 2017, "Ancient Galleries of Cedar Mesa", by David Manley (click here to view)

November 9, 2016, ”Petroglyphs of Western Colorado and the Northern Ute Indian Reservation as Interpreted by Clifford Duncan”, by Dr. Carol Patterson (Click here to view)

October 12, 2016,  “Archaeological Survey in Valley of Fire", by Dr. Kevin Rafferty (click here to view)

This section contains the summaries of the technical papers given to the Dixie Archaeology Society. 

June 8, 2015, "The Story of Gold Butte", by Jaina Moan (click here to view) 

May 11, 2016, "Petroglyph Patrol" by Lori Hunsaker and Susan Crook (click here to view) 

May 11, 2016, "Ute Rock Art in 9-Mile Canyon and Beyond" by Layne Miller (click here to view) 

April 13, 2016, "Archaeology with Altitude", by Dr. Eva Jensen (click here to view) 

March 9, 2016, "Little Creek; 1979 to 2004", by Barbara Frank (click here to view) 

February 10, 2016, "A Tale of Two Canyons: How Ancient Native American Sites Have Entered into Activist and Extremist Ideologies and Why That's a Really Bad Thing", by Dr. Jody Paterson (click here to view)  

January 13, 2016, "The Rock Art of Utah" by Troy Scotter (click here to view)

January 2016, "Public Rock Art Sites is Utah" by Troy Scotter (click here to view) 

November 11, 2015, "Historic Preservation @ Zion National Park", by Amber VanAlfen (click here to view) 

October 14, 2015, "The Buckhorn Wash Panel Restoration Project", by Reed Martin (click here to view) 

September 9, 2015, "Balancing Different Perspectives in the Management and Preservation of Rock Art Sites - A View from the Kaibab National Forest", by Connie Reid (click here to view)

September 9, 2015, "A Brief Prehistory of the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument", by Mathew Zwieful (click here to view) 

 June 10, 2015, "Archaeoastronomy of Rochester Creek and Parowan Gap", by Nal Morris (click here to view)

May 2015 - A Story about Parowan Gap (click here to view)

May 13, 2015, "Ash Creek Pipeline and Chief Toquer Reservoir", by Samira Hall (click here to view) 

April 8, 2015, "The Big Horn Medicine Wheel", by Virgil "Woody" Baston (click here to view) 

April 2015, "The Waterglyphs Revealed", by Boma Johnson, Kat Johnson and Feather Robinson (click here to view)  

March 11, 2015, "A Royal Tomb from Early Classic Copan", By Dr. Molly Fierer-Donaldson (click here to view)

February 11, 2015, "Current UNLV Reseearch on the Virgin Branch Puebloan Culture", by Dr. Karen Harry (click here to view)

January 14, 2015, "The Great Gallery: A Closer Look", by Richard Jenkinson (click here to view)

November 12, 2014, "Proposal for an Archaeological Park", by Greg Woodall (click here to view) 

October 8, 2014, "Pictographs and Petroglyphs - Signs or Symbols", by Dennis Wignall (click here to view) 

September 10, 2014, "Native Perspective of Rock Writing", by Roland Maldonado (click here to view) 

June 11, 2014, "Santa Clara River Archaeology", by Dr. James Allison, (click here to view)

May 2014, "Rock Art of Washington County - One Piece of the Global Perspective", by David Lee (click here to view)

March 12, 2014, "Solstice Walk at Little Black Mountain", by Kay "Feather" Robinson (click here to view) 

January 8, 2014, "Yuccas, Agaves, Butterflies and Flute Players: The Significance of San Juan Basketmaker Rock Art in the Flower World Complex", by Chris Oravec (Click here to view)

October 9, 2013, "The Duck Story in Rock Art", by Boma Johnson (click here to view) 

May 8, 2013, "Archaeology of the Fort Pearce Wash", by Samira Hall (click here to view)

April 10, 2013, "Paiute 101: A Paiute Perspective - A Culture...A History", by Benn Pikyavit (click here to view)

April 10, 2013, "Solar Interactions at the Tonaquint Site", by Karen Monsen (click here to view)

March 13, 2013, "Petroglyphs along the Old Spanish Trail", by Al Matheson (click here to view) 

February 13, 2013, "The Flower World Symbols in Rock Art", by Boma and Kat Johnson (click here to view)

January 9, 2013, "Baboon Wildfire: Diaster and Recovery", by Tommy Seaton (click here to view)

November 14, 2012, "Paiutes and Prehistory: An Archaeological Problem or a Problem with Archaeologists", by David van Alfen (click here to view)

October 10, 2012, "The Magic Flute", by Kaye Whitefeather Robinson (Click here to view)

October 10, 2012, "The Birthing Cave", by Kaye Whitefeather Robinson (Click here to view)

September 12, 2012, "The Architecture and Sculpture of the Mayans", by Jeff Allen and Barbara Bergman (click here to view)

July 11, 2012, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams", a film by Werner Herzog (click here to view the review)

June 13, 2012, "Vision Quest Sites of Southern Oregon" by Bill Banek (click here to view) 

May 9, 2012, "SUU Archaeological Field Schools, 1984 - 2010" by Barbara Frank (click here ot view) 

April 11, 2012, "Rock Art of the Coso Range", by Ron Greenlee (click here to view)

March 8, 2012, "Prehistoric Occupation of the St. George Area",  by Rober Nash (click here to view)

February 8, 2012, "Discovering the Archaeology of the Arizona Strip", by Diana Hawks (click here to view)

January 11, 2012, "The Mayans of Guatemala", by Michael Plyler (click here to view) 

November 9, 2011, "Souther Paiute: A Portrait", by Logan Hebner (click here to view)

September 14, 2011, "Observations of the Solstice and Equinox Events at Anasazi Ridge", by Paul Taylor (click here to view)

August 10, 2011, "Archaeology and Rock Art of Southern Spain", by John Macumber (click here to view)

July 13, 2011, "Tales from the Ridge", by Kay "Feather" Robinson (click here to view) 

June 8, 2011, "Excavation of Two Virgin Branch Puebloan Sites at the Proposed Jackson Flat Reservoir, Kane County, Utah”, by Robert Nash (click here to view)

May 11, 2011, "Art as a Window to a Farther Reality" by Ben Everett (click here to view)

April 13, 2011, "The Legal Framework for the Protection of Cultural Resources” by Gardiner Dalley (click here to view)

March 9, 2011, "Community Connections to the Past", by Marion Jacklin (click here to view)

February 12, 2011, "Rock Art of Southwest Utah", by Amber Van Alfen (click here to view)

January 12, 2011, “Native American Rock Art: Communication, Interpretation and Cultural Symbolism”, by Chris Oravec (click here to view)

November 2010, “Ute Rock Art of the Uncompahgre Plateau”,  Dr. Carol Patterson (click here to view)

October 2010, "The Lost City", by Dena Sedar (click here to view)

"Cup and Channal Petroglyphs", by Michael Terlep (click here to view)

September 2010, "Water Glyphs", by Boma Johnson, Kat Johnson and Kay (Feather) Robinson (click here to view)




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