Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change, a public talk by Polly Schaafsma
Presented in partnership with the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project.
Event, Dobkin Boardroom at the School for Advanced Research
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:30–5:00 pm
Pueblo shields are a spectacular component of the pre-Hispanic rock art in the northern Rio Grande valley, including at Mesa Prieta, where they are found in large numbers. Focusing on their associated symbolism and functions in the landscape, brief comparisons will be made with historic shields, and the significance of the observed iconographic continuities and changes will be discussed.
This talk will be presented in conjunction with the SAR field trip on Friday, April 28, 2017: Mesa Prieta: 100,000 images and 5,000 years of Rock Art.