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A Ritual Site on the Lower Rio Hondo

  • 08 Mar 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Mar 8 , 2016, 7 PM

Where: Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Speaker:  Gary Grief 

Topic:  A Ritual Site on the Lower Rio Hondo


The presentation will be on the six petroglyph sites that date from the Paleo to the Historic era. Very little occupation in the valley and almost 500 panels I think this site was used as a ritual site ever since Hunter Gatherers arrive in the Taos Valley. I First People created a 'Place' in the Rio Hondo Valley and as people came through they drew on the basalt in the valley as evidence of their presence in the valley. It indicates their territorial holdings. When people settled in a small pit house village in the vicinity of the Arroyo Hondo Church in the 900 to 1100 the sites could have changed to newer meanings.

Gary's Background: 

  • 10 years of recording petroglyphs and doing survey work.
  • Started and owned a 'fine art foundry' in Bastrop Texas.(Deep In The Heart Art Foundry)
  • Worked for the Texas Legislative as a project Manager dealing with redistricting.
  • BFA Texas Tech University - taught art History.


Join other TAS members and our speaker for Dinner at 5PM

Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, across from Ace Hardware.

Arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, place your order at the front, and take your number to the back room.  No reservations needed.





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