TRACCE no. 12 – by Jeffery R. Hanson
The University of Texas-Arlingtonis pleased to announce it’s 5th annual rock art field school in Dry Fork Canyon, Utah. Students participate in an intense archaeological and ethnographic experience, experiencing a Native American perspective through the eyes of Eastern Shoshone spiritual practitioners.
The University of Texas-Arlington, Department of Sociology-Anthropology is pleased to announce it’s 5th annual rock art field school in Dry Fork Canyon, Utah. During the last four years students have participated in an intense archaeological and ethnographic experience, recording and documenting over 135 panels of prehistoric rock art and experiencing a Native American perspective through the eyes of Eastern Shoshone spiritual practitioners.
The field school will be held from July 10 through July 31. Students from UTA should expect to leave for the filed on Friday, July 7th. Field camp will be located in a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campground, located along the upper reaches of Dry Fork Canyon, and within the lower elevations of the Uintah Mountains.
The site area will be the McConkie Ranch and adjacent properties, where spectacular prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs are located. The project consists of an archaeological component, wherein participants will survey and record rock art panels, collect data on element figure morphology, and construct accurate graphs of the panels.
The project also has an ethnographic component, wherein students will assist in collecting information on the meaning of the rock art from a Native American perspective, and participate in ritual associated with the rock art and Shoshone religion.
Students can earn three hours of credit, and should enroll in Anthropology 4398 if an undergraduate, and 5373 if a graduate student. There is a $500.00 fee in addition to tuition. Qualified volunteers are encouraged to apply.
- Deadline for applying is May 1, 2000.
For further information contact
Jeffery R. Hanson
Department of Sociology-Anthropology
Box 19599, University of Texas-Arlington, 76019
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