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Jan. 25, Fri., 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Sponsored by the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
Program: Native American Rock Art in Southern California

Instructor: Dan McCarthy, Anthropologist & Archaeology Researcher


Join us for this fascinating program about the petroglyphs and pictographs of southern California, beginning with Paleolithic rock art, and contrasting styles by location and time. For more than 40 years, Dan has been compiling photographic inventories of rock art sites at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree NP, and throughout southern California and the West. Learn how, who, and why rock art was made. NM $14, M 12, V $10. See below for information about our instructor.

Jan. 26, Sat., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Field Trip: Corn Springs Petroglyphs and Ancient Lake Cahuilla

Instructor: Dan McCarthy

Visit Corn Springs off of I-10 in the Chuckwalla Mountains southeast of Desert Center, a location that is said to hold the most extensive collection of rock art in the Colorado Desert. Time permitting, we will conclude with a visit to the fish traps and other petroglyphs, along the ancient shoreline of Lake Cahuilla. Discussions will place these sites in a cultural context with background information about how the Cahuilla and other tribes lived in times past, for thousands of years. This is a long trip with lots of driving. Bring a full tank of gas, water, lunch and snacks, folding chair, closed shoes, dress for weather. Meet at ABDNHA Library and carpool from there. Space is limited. NM $25, M $22, V $20.

About Archaeologist-Anthropologist Dan McCarthy: Dan has an extensive professional background that includes 35 years working with Tribal Elders and Traditional Practitioners; 17 years as Tribal Relations Program Manager for San Bernardino National Forest. Dan works with tribal governments of the Serrano, Cahuilla, and Luiseño. He serves as vice president of the Southern California Indian Basketweavers Organization, and he is the coordinator of the Malki Museum Agave Harvest and Tasting event. .
Dan is the recent recipient of the National Lifetime Achievement award by the Office of Tribal Relations, and is currently the Director of the Cultural Resources Management Department, for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Highland, CA. Dan’s research includes desert archaeology; aboriginal trail systems of the Sonoran, Mojave, and Colorado deserts; rock art distribution; and working with tribal communities in public education of Native culture. During the lecture and field trip, Dan will share with us his extensive knowledge of native cultures

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