Rock Art of Southern California

Rock Art of Southern California
Brand: Desert Institute
Product Code: Field Class 752
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Price: $60.00

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Date/Time: Saturday, February 23, 8 am - 6 pm
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Pilot Travel Center (SW corner of I-10 and N. Indian Canyon Drive)  6605 N. Indian Canyon Drive, North Palm Springs, CA 92258

Fee: $50 members $60 non members
Instructor: Daniel McCarthy, M. S., Anthropology, Director, Cultural Resources Management Department, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Hike Level: Moderate


Discover the mystery of the enigmatic symbols left behind by the Indigenous Peoples with Archaeologist Daniel McCarthy. McCarthy will lead participants on an ancient path that provides a glimpse into the life of the Native Nations through pictographs and petroglyphs preserved in stone. This one-day field class will carpool from the Coachella Valley out to Corn Springs into the Salton Sea area and up to Idyllwild and include trips to at least three archaeological sites. Participants will not only have the thrill of seeing rock carvings and paintings in their original setting but will learn what is known of their stories. Class discussions will focus on the people who made these images, how they were created, and their importance to those who created them and to us today. This is a great opportunity to see these images and ponder their significance with an expert archaeologist. The class will also learn about the seasonal patterns across the landscape of the Native Peoples, their places of habitation, and the reason they traveled. Participants will drive about 150 miles during the class. Carpooling is recommended.



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