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Rock Art along the Rio Grande

  • 08 Oct 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Topic:  Rock Art along the Rio Grande

Speaker:   Carol Chamberlin

Location:  Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

When:  October 8, 2013, 7 PM

Bisected by the Rio Grande, central and northern New Mexico have attracted human groups for millennia.  From Archaic hunter-gatherers to sedentary farmers and European explorers, they often left their marks in carefully selected locations.  This presentation will highlight fourteen sites within ten miles of the river, from Taos to Socorro.  Common themes and styles will be covered, with distinguishing elements shown for contrast.  Environmental surroundings will be addressed, placing each site within its overall context. 

Albuquerque artist Carol Chamberland is Chair of the Rock Art Council, and has, since the Council's inception, helped to consolidate the element category inventory to include rock art imagery from across the state.  She has recorded rock art in the Galisteo Basin.  Five years ago, she and BLM Archaeologist Gretchen Obenauf organized a team of volunteers to document rock art on BLM lands for the Rio Puerco and Socorro offices.  The project continues, year-round.  Carol is an exhibiting artist, with a BFA in painting/computer science, and MA and MFA in conceptual design.

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!

Taos Archaeological Society

PO Box 143

Taos, NM, 87571


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