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Rock art talk at Nevada State Museum Thursday, June 27


nevada-rock-art-2To help understand, appreciate, and protect Nevada’s rock art and archaeological sites, Emily Middleton discusses early carved abstract rock art in the Northern Great Basin from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27 at the Nevada State Museum, in Carson City.

Middleton graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a master’s degree in prehistoric archaeology. Her previous research includes work in California, Nevada, and Oregon. She is a member of the Society for American Archaeology, Nevada Archaeological Association, Nevada Rock Art Foundation, and the Amateur Archaeologists Society of Northern Nevada.

“Archaeologists tell time through the use of time-sensitive projectile points. The practice has not been widely employed to date rock art sites. A unique style of rock art found in the northern Great Basin provides a useful data set to apply this approach as it appears stylistically different and significantly older than much of the rock art found elsewhere in the region,” Middleton said. Great Basin Carved Abstract style has been found partially buried beneath a layer of volcanic ash nearly 7,000 years old, she said.

The museum is at 600 N. Carson St. Admission is $8 for adults; free for museum members and children 17 and younger. For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at [email protected] or 775-687-4810, ext. 237.

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