Mesa Prieta: 100,000 images, 7,500 years of Rock Art, and a Traditional Pueblo Meal

Limited to 20 people

Field Trip

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, $275.00 per person, price includes $50 donation to SAR

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To register for this field trip, please click here.

Study Leader: Richard I. Ford, Arthur F. Thurman, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Botany, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Special Preparatory Talk - Wednesday, April 26, 3:30-5:00 PM, Open to the general public, $5. Free to SAR and Mesa Prieta Project members.
Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change, a public talk by Polly Schaafsma in the Dobkin Boardroom at SAR. Click here for more information or click here to register for this special talk.

The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project has some of the most spectacular examples of rock art in northern New Mexico. In 2007, Katherine Wells donated 156 acres on Mesa Prieta to the Archaeological Conservancy.

A guide from the project will give us a tour of some of the more interesting petroglyphs on site, and Dick Ford will talk about the mesa, permaculture, and early agricultural practices of the area. Complementing Dick’s talk, and following the morning tour at Mesa Prieta, we will have a traditional meal prepared by Brenda Fender from San Ildefonso Pueblo. As an added bonus, Erik Fender will provide an overview of his artwork, including pottery and painting, and discuss how rock art from Mesa Prieta and other sites, influence his creativity. This is a unique opportunity to experience Pueblo life, including both cooking and art, which remain an integral part of a dynamic culture.

Activity Level: Moderate

Includes: Lunch, transportation, guide, gratuities, water on the bus

SAR field trips are for members only. To become a member, click here. Priority will be given to Galisteo level memberships and higher.

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