Taos Archaeological Society
Next Meeting: March 13, 2018. Tuesday
Location: Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos
Date: March 13, 2018 (Tuesday) @ 7:00 PM
Speaker: John Pitts
Subject: When Lightning Strikes Twice: A Relationship between Lightning Strikes in the Southwest and the Indigenous World View.
John Pitts is a "Research Associate, NM Museum of Indian Art And Culture (MIAC), Santa Fe, NM; Director, JP Rock Art Research Associates (currently working on behalf of the Petrified Forest National Park, AZ); Rock Art field research in Australia, South Africa, US Southwest; Career U.S. Foreign Service Officer (28 years) serving in France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Columbia; Professor of Photography, Taos Institute of Art; University degrees at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University.
"My topic is based on recent rock art research throughout the Southwest. The main thrust of my research is to establish a theoretical connection between lightning bolt strikes in nature (rock fulgurites, gray lines scorched onto cliffs and boulders), associated rock art imagery, and the broader cultural significance of such imagery, viz, fertility, warfare, etc. My presentation entails a visual demonstration of the various fulgurites I have found, the rock art panels located nearby, and use case studies to demonstrate a possible cultural connection between those elements.
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Taos Archaeological Society Book Club 2018 Schedule.
Reminders will be sent out one week before each meeting.
PLUNDERED SKULLS AND STOLEN SPIRITS: INSIDE THE FIGHT TO RECLAIM NATIVE AMERICA'S CULTURE by Chip Colwell 2017
WOMEN'S WORK: THE FIRST 20,000 YEARS WOMEN, CLOTH, AND SOCIETY IN EARLY TIMES by Elizabeth Wayland Barber 2015 (updated edition)
1493: UNCOVERING THE NEW WORLD COLUMBUS CREATED by Charles C. Mann 2011
The Book Club is always open to suggestions of book ideas.