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EAC Discovery Park Campus lecture series begins with 'Southwest Rock Art: Palatki'

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC’s Discovery Park Campus begins its Fall 2009 series of free Southwest anthropology slide show lectures entitled Discover Anthropology with “Southwest Rock Art: Palatki – A World Class Site,” Saturday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. [EAC - Contributed photo]

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, located at 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd. in Safford, will begin its Fall 2009 series of free slide show lectures beginning September 12 at 6:30 p.m. with “Southwest Rock Art: Palatki – A World Class Site.”

The program will be presented by Discovery Park Campus Dean Harry Swanson and begins with a virtual tour of the Palatki rock art site near Sedona, Arizona. “This lecture has been prepared as a family-friendly pictorial tour of one of the oldest and most beautiful collections of pictographs in Arizona,” said Swanson. “As has become the custom at these lectures, the presentation will be followed by a free gift raffle and stargazing using the Tinsley 20-inch reflector telescope.”

Other lectures planned for the Fall 2009 semester include:

Sep 26 Who Were the Salado?

Oct 17 Prehistoric Agricultural Strategies of the Safford Basin

(Univ. Texas Professor Emeritus James Neely)

Oct 31 Who Are the Athabaskans?

Nov 7 The Honeymoon Trail (Emil Crockett)

Nov 14 SW Rock Art: Virtual Grapevine Canyon Tour

Nov 21 The Myth of Native American Thanksgiving

Dec 12 Who Are the Chemehuevi?

For more information about this event or Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at 428-6260. –30–