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Taos Archaeological Society's Monthly Meeting/Lecture

  • 08 Apr 2008
  • 7:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Navajo Room of the Kachina Lodge, Taos


Date: Tuesday, April 8th, 7PM


Location:  Navajo Room of the Kachina Lodge, Taos- Note temporary location change



Speaker: Ekkehart Malotki


Subject: -"The 'Deep Structure' of Early Archaic Rock Art: Human Universals"



On a global scale, all earliest making traditions consist of abstract-geometric motifs and non-figurative patterns, regardless of whether they occur on portable objects or on rock surfaces. This is also true for the American West which houses a wealth of non-representational images, both painted and engraved. To shed light on this most enigmatic yet fascinating imagery, which to many rock art researchers is of little interest since it seems to offer no insights into the minds of its creators, Professor Malotki resorts to human universals and cutting-edge ideas gleaned from evolutionary psychology. In addition to presenting novel ideas, he hopes to heighten awe and respect for the area's rock art legacy through striking photographs.


Please join other TAS members and our speaker for dinner prior to the meeting at the Hopi Dinning Room, at the Kachina Lodge, 413 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, at 5:30 PM. 


Taos Archaeological Society

PO Box 143

Taos, NM, 87571


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