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11/6/2009

Learn about Southwest Rock Art with a “Virtual Grapevine Canyon Tour” at Discovery Park

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[Click Image to Enlarge] The Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will continue with a free, family-friendly presentation entitled, “Southwest Rock Art: Virtual Grapevine Canyon Tour,” which will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus. Pictured is Harry Swanson with some of these petroglyphs. [Contributed photo]
 

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus Lecture Series will continue on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. with a free, family-friendly presentation entitled, “Southwest Rock Art: Virtual Grapevine Canyon Tour.” The lecture will be held in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus.

“The ‘Grapevine Canyon’ style of Native American petroglyphs, found along the Colorado River area, is expressive and beautiful,” says Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus. Swanson was one of the archaeologists who defined and validated this style as being unique from other types. The petroglyphs are located in Grapevine Canyon on Spirit Mountain near Laughlin, Nevada, and are listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. The area is also known as Christmas Tree Pass.

“I’m so happy to give a virtual tour of this area,” says Swanson, “especially so that the public can see special glyphs that are increasingly being destroyed by vandals and adverse erosion.”

For more information about this event or EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.

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