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

Shield Figure with Four Pointed Star, Mesa PrietaShield Figure with Four Pointed Star, Mesa PrietaPhoto by Curt Schaafsma

Open to the general public, $5. Free to SAR members and Mesa Prieta project participants. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, register here. To become an SAR member, click here.

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.

Click here to find out more about this field trip. To register for the field trip, click here.

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