Meeting Time and Place

SNRAA meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 6:45-8:30 P.M. at the REI store in Boca Park,

710 S. Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145. (702) 951-4488.

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Jeanne Sharp Howerton

SPEAKERs  2017

November 27

Jeanne Sharp Howerton

“Timekeepers: the Astonishing Solar Calendars of Ireland”

  No December meeting

Upcoming Events

The megalithic Passage Tombs of Ireland were built by Neolithic farming communities about 5000 years ago, making them considerably older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The largest and most spectacular mounds are located in the Boyne Valley at Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth, with passages that align with the sun at Winter Solstice and Equinox. Large kerbstones surrounding the mounds, and standing stones inside the passages, are decorated with rock art depicting spirals, concentric circles, triangles, zigzags, cupules, and images interpreted as the sun, the moon, and the human face. The greatest concentration of megalithic cairns is located at Loughcrew, with engravings similar in style to Newgrange, many with solar alignments. In addition to rock art and passage tombs, the island is dotted with ancient dolmens, standing stones, rock circles, rock alignments, and other earthworks. Ireland is a rock art lover’s paradise as it contains 40% of all the rock art in Europe.

On her recent trip to Ireland, Jeanne says she found a perfect melding of her love of rock art and her avocation of recording the history of Nevada. She visited the historical villages where her great-grandparents lived before immigrating to America in 1849 and settling in Nevada in the 1860s. A fourth-generation Nevadan, Jeanne has written or assisted writing many books on Nye County history. She has been a member of SNRAA for over twenty years.

“The Sundial Stone”  Kerbstone 15 at Knowth

Stone circle: County Clare



The Burren

County Clare

Meeting Agenda for Monday, November , 2017

REI at 710 S. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

6:45 - 7:00 Set-up, Sign in, Business, Announcements

7:00 - 8:15: Guest Speaker: Jeanne Sharp Howerton

8:15 - 8:30 Socializing. Leave the building by 8:30