Free Lecture: "Ice Age Art in North America: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."
DURANGO, CO. : May 2, 2012, from 6:30 - 8 p.m
LOCATION: Durango Public Library, located at 1900 East 3rd Ave.
PRESENTER: Ekkehart Malotki, Professor Emeritus, Northern Arizona University. Member of American Rock Art Research Association, Utah Rock Art Research Association, and Australian Rock Art Association.
Together with archaeologist Henry Wallace, he recently published an article in Rock Art Research on the discovery of the first authentic mammoth depictions in the rock art of North America.
Given that engaging and responding to the arts is a human universal, one can also assume that the earliest Paleoamerican colonists were endowed with this capacity. In light of the fact, however, that current dating methods for early petroglyphs are either greatly flawed or highly experimental, efforts to reliably identify Ice Age art at present are limited to finding depictions of diagnostic megamammals. With the exception of two recently discovered mammoth images in the rock art of Utah, all other claims for proboscidean images presently touted as evidence for Pleistocene fauna can be considered as examples of wishful thinking, misidentification, or downright fraud.
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