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

REI website: http://www.rei.com/bocapark 

Directions: http://www.rei.com/map/store/130

Speaker for July 22, 2019

Edna Clem

“Adventure to the Cave Paintings

of Baja California”

           

Upcoming Events

2019

Jan. 28        Dave Manley    “Photo Tour of Southwest Petroglyphs”

Feb. 25        Richard Jenkinson    “Rock Art of the Dinetah: Stories of Heroes & Healing”

Mar. 25        Scott Seibel    “Rock Art of the Phoenix Area”

Apr. 22        Carol Patterson     “Form Follows Function: Western Basketmaker II”

May 27        Kish LaPierre    “Well Protected Rock Art that most of us will Never See”

June 24       Darwin Johnson    “Rock Art from the Vernal, Utah Area”

July 22        Edna Clem        “Adventure to the Rock Paintings of Baja California”

Aug. 26        Ken Hedges    “Petroglyphs in Hawaii”

Sept. 23        Connie Massingale    “Creating Color in Prehistoric Art

Oct. 28        Paula Loendorf    Topic TBA

Nov. 25        Dennis DeVore    “The Curious Case of the Invisible Panel

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Edna Clem

“Adventure to the Cave Paintings

of Baja California”

    Edna and Ned Clem recently embarked on a grand adventure to visit spectacular cave paintings  deep in the canyons of Sierra de San Francisco in Baja California. The area is accessible only on foot, or in their case, on the backs of sturdy, trustworthy mules and guided by vaqueros who live in these elusive, formidable canyons.  Hidden on the steep canyon walls are brilliantly painted prehistoric murals of giant figures of humans and animals.  The human are static, standing and staring, but the animals are depicted as the powerful force of a galloping herd. There were also ocean creatures. It appears that the paintings were made by various artists over a long period of time. The couple stayed for nine days and visited twelve cave.

 


    Edna was introduced to prehistoric rock art while studying Archaeology. She has been a member of both  the American Rock Art Research Association, and the Utah Rock Art Research Association for many years.   In past years Edna and Ned Clem helped record rock art in Chaco Canyon under the direction of Colonel Bains.  Seeing how much rock art differed from country to country and from one area to another, they now take advantage of any opportunity to venture into new territories and have been able to see some of the world’s oldest and most notable rock art. The trip to Baja shows one of these extraordinary sites.