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“Rock Art Around the World” at Discovery Park Campus on March 21

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Dabous Giraffes is a neolithic petroglyph by an unknown artist. Completed sometime between 9000 BC and 5000 BC, the giraffe carvings were first documented by David Coulson in 1997 while on a photographic expedition at a site in Niger, Africa. [EAC - Contributed photo]

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus lecture series will continue on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jupiter Room with a free slideshow and lecture entitled “Rock Art Around the World.” This family-friendly lecture will be given by Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus, and will provide virtual examples of petroglyphs and pictographs from cultures outside of the United States.

“Because we have so much rock art here in the Southwest, we tend to think of petroglyphs and pictographs as works of only ancient Native Americans, but these communication forms are really a world-wide phenomenon,” says Swanson. “It is my intention to show forms from Africa, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Pakistan, and elsewhere and then make assessments about similarities to the Southwest forms and meaning.”

For more information about this event or Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at 428-6260.