Archaeology Making the News – A Service of the Center for Desert Archaeology
– Rock Art Studies in Ridgecrest CA: Our group stops for a minute under the rotisserie lamp of the high-desert sun and considers a crude, 1,000-year-old picture chipped into the sunburned lava wall. Most likely it’s of an ancient holy man garbed in the headdress and robes of his sacred calling. Or maybe not. It’s a mystery, really. Experts aren’t even positive who carved more than 6,000 images on the walls of the mile-long Little Petroglyph Canyon in the Coso Mountains. What message were they trying to convey? Why this place? Were carvings sacred?
– Culture Craft Saturday at the Arizona State Museum: Saturday, December 10, 2005 Culture Craft Saturday: Tamales, Pi