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San Diego Rock Art Association Meeting

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center • 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail (formerly Silver Lake Drive) • Poway, CA 92064

• 4:00 Potluck: Bring food of your choice to share • 5:00 Meeting, Show & Tell, and Presentations

Meetings are included in your SDRAA Membership. Suggested Donation for Guests is $5.00

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What's Garrick Mallery Got To Do With It?
The Multiple Strands of Evidence Accumulating in Western Message Petroglyph Interpretation and Chronology

A Presentation by Leigh & Amy Marymor

Sixty years after Elsasser and Contreras published the first academic paper on a peculiar form of "modern petrography," thirty-six Western Message Petroglyph sites, comprising 65 petroglyph panels, have been identified in eight western states. Our multi-year study of these quirky pictographic texts has resulted in a proposal of a chronological and cultural context for them, a proposed attribution of authorship, and tentative readings of a few of the pictographic texts. We weave together numerous strands of converging evidence that tell a story of an esoteric under-belly that sprouted in the back hills of the Wild West.

Show & Tell gives members the opportunity to share brief presentations on rock art topics of their choice. If you would like to share about 20 digital images, contact Program Coordinator Steve Freers at for details on how to prepare your pictures for presentation.