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New perspectives in rock art research

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CAPTION: Rock art researcher David Lee will lecture at the Friends of the Sierra Rock Art’s May 17 meeting. Lee has spent 15 years documenting rock art in the American west and seven field-seasons working with Aboriginal elders in Northern Australia.



“Sharing Stories: New Perspectives in Rock Art Research” will be the topic of a Friends of Sierra Rock Art meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 17 at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

The event is free and open to the public. Rock art researcher David Lee will share insights gained from 15 years of documenting rock art in the American West and seven field-seasons working with Aboriginal Elders in northern Australia. This lecture will also discuss recent rock art discoveries and management problems in the Owens Valley and will include many images of rock art from both Australia and the Western U.S.




David Lee is an independent rock art researcher, focusing on the function and context of Native American rock art in the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert. He is a founding member of Western Rock Art Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and management of rock art. He has documented rock art in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Australia and has authored and co-authored several papers and reports on the Mojave Desert, Eastern California and Australia. For the last seven years, he has been documenting rock art and associated traditional stories in Northern Australia. For more information, call 530-263-0755.


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