Centuries before Old World peoples first entered the region. Native Americans in the Southwest developed sophisticated skills in astronomy and predicting the seasons. And in this special heritage presentation on Saturday, July 22nd at 1PM, archaeologist Allen Dart discusses the petroglyphs at Picture Rocks, the architecture of the Great House at Arizona’s Casa Grande Ruins and other archaeological evidence of ancient southwestern astronomy and calendrical reckoning. He will also help attendees interpret how these discoveries may have related to ancient Native American rituals.
Allen Dart has worked and volunteered as a professional archaeologist in New Mexico and Arizona since 1975 for state and federal governments, private companies and nonprofit organizations. And since 1997, he has been a speaker with Arizona Humanities Speaker’s Bureau, AZSpeaks.
So make plans now to join the Phippen Museum for his informative presentation on the development of ancient rock calendars and time pieces in the American Southwest. This special heritage programming is presented in cooperation with Arizona Humanities Speaker’s Bureau, AZSpeaks, and accompanies the museum’s current exhibitions, By the Light of the Moon (closing on July 23rd) and Olaf Wieghorst’s West (on display through August 27th).
The Phippen Museum is located only a few minutes north of downtown Prescott, Arizona, at 4701 Highway 89 North. For additional information on this or any other event at the museum, please call (928)778-1385, or visit their website at www.phippenartmuseum.org.