Cool Classes at Joshua Tree National Park!

Check out the website: http:/www.joshuatree.org/desert-institute/field-classes/

Classes in Photography and Creative Arts

                Guided Hikes

                Cultural History

                Natural Sciences

                How to Courses

                Camping Programs

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 23, 2018

Cherry Baker

“Rock Art of Namibia

& the Drakensberg Area of South Aftica



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 - November             TBA

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view exciting upcoming events!

Cherry Baker

“Rock Art of Namibia & the Drakensberg Area of South Africa”




 

For thousands of years the San/ Bushman People of Southern Africa painted images of humans, animals and trance dance figures on the walls of rock shelters. This spring I visited several cave painting sites in Namibia and South Africa’s Drakensberg mountains. I also visited a large petroglyph site in Namibia.


I had a wonderful adventure climbing to see these amazing rock art visions and meeting the descendants of the San people who still paint on the rock. I plan to share lots of photos and a few descriptions of my journey.


Professionally I am a former medical technologist, office manager, biology/chemistry teacher, and paralegal, I fell in love with rock art at the age of 15 during a family vacation to Mesa Verde, Colorado. I’ve enjoyed seeing rock art all over the world. I’m looking forward to seeing the rock art in Valcamonica this August at the International Rock Art Organization conference in northern Italy.   

—Cherry Baker

Rock Drawings in Valle Camonica, Italy

International Federation of Rock Art  Organizations

29 August - 2 September 2018