Meeting Time and Place

Fourth Monday of each month from 6:45 - 8:30 P.M.

REI store in Boca Park

710 S. Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145

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Speaker for September 24, 2018

Courtney Smith

“Style, What is it Good For?

            An Overview of the Rock Art in the

                    Great Basin & Surrounding Areas”

Upcoming Events

SNRAA Speakers for 2018:

January 22        Dave Manley             “Visible Remains” (Colorado Plateau)

February  26      David Sucec               “Intimate Relations: Associations of animals

                                                             & spirit figures in Barrier Canyon Rock Art”

March 26           Richard Jenkinson    “Grand Canyon Polychrome”

April 23               David R. Nichols        “Rock Art in the Mojave National Preserve”

May  28             Jerry Dickey              “Rock Art & Archaeology in the Arizona Strip”

June 25              Edna Clem                 “Cave Art of Europe”

July 23                Cherry Baker            “Rock Art of Namibia and the Drakensberg Area

                                                             of South Africa”

August 27        Karen Harry                 “Changing Patterns of Interaction & Identity

                                                                in Puebloan Settlements of Southern Nevada”

Sept. 24        Courtney Smith                “Style, What is it good For? An Overview of the

                                                        Rock Art of the Great Basin & Surrounding Areas”

Oct. 29        Steve Acerson                “Rock Art in Utah”

Nov. 26        Daniel McCarthy            “Geoglyphs” (After Thanksgiving)

December     No program


Jan. 28        Dave Manley

Feb. 25        Jim Keyser

Mar. 25        Scott Seibel

Apr. 22        Carol Patterson

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Courtney Smith

Style, What is it Good For?

An Overview of the Rock Art in the

      Great Basin & Surrounding Areas

   There are probably tens of thousands of rock art sites in Western North America and as many as a million individual panels. Rock art researchers have used a stylistic approach to compare images from different areas. Let's take a tour around the Great Basin and surrounding areas and kick around the style can. A rich variety of rock art imagery will be presented.

Courtney Smith grew up in Reno and has been living in the Owens Valley for the past several decades. You will typically find him on weekends, holidays, and vacations rambling the West in search of mountain and desert glories.