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Upcoming Sunbelt Spotlight
Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region
with Steve Freers

At our next Sunbelt Spotlight, discover the rock art hidden in the depths of the Grand Canyon with Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region co-author Steve Freers.

October 6th, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Authors Don D. Christensen, Jerry Dickey, and Steven M. Freers, along with their associates, have carefully and thoroughly recorded and documented nearly 500 rock art sites within the Grand Canyon region, stretching south from the Arizona-Utah border to the Mogollon Rim. Over the past 28 years they have worked in cooperation with the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park, Bureau of Land Management/Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument to analyze the hard data and to form a comprehensive overview of the 5,000 years of Native American art painted and engraved on the walls and boulders within the greater Grand Canyon region.

Their work to date culminated in the award-winning book, Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region, from Sunbelt Publications. It is a visually stunning book with over 425 photographs and 30 drawings, representing the latest classification of this rock art within a chronological framework and associated cultural affiliations. These enigmatic rock images are placed within their environmental and archaeological context, essential in deriving potential clues as to their function and significance. Several interpretation theories exist in the literature and these are carefully examined in light of this current research. Importantly, rock art is an endangered cultural heritage and the question of its protection, preservation, and conservation also receives attention as well as the religious and social importance of these images to contemporary Native American peoples.

Presenter Steven M. Freers will provide highlights of the book’s content and share behind-the-scenes glimpses of their research journey within the majestic Grand Canyon region rarely seen by the millions of visitors who visit this area annually.
Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region
ISBN: 9780932653093
Authors: Don D. Christensen, Jerry Dickey, Steven M. Freers
Retail: $24.95
Special: $19.95
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Celebrate our deserts and archaeology at these upcoming events!
October 2, 2021
The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park will produce a free, family friendly program at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, Archaeopalooza, to celebrate California Archaeology Month.

The schedule is from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and there will be community outreach tables in the gymnasium and ongoing lectures in the adjoining lecture hall.
Borrego Days is Back!
October 23-24, 2021
This year marks the 55th year of the Borrego Days festival! This family friendly event will feature live entertainment, a beer garden, car show, children's area, arts & crafts, food sites, assorted vendors and more as the season kicks off in Borrego Springs. Festival hours are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on Sunday. The festival will be located at Christmas Circle, Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.

Visit the Borrego Days website for additional information.
San Diego Rock Art Association 46th Annual Symposium
November 6, 2021
The SDRAA's annual rock art symposium will once again be held virtually. Registration is free for this series of Zoom sessions. Please register in advance to help with planning for the event. All registrants will receive a coupon for website orders at Sunbelt's website. We have plans to celebrate with discounts on rock art titles closer to the event.

For more information and to register, visit the SDRAA website.
Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival
November 6-7, 2021
The Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival is a huge celebration of ancient Native American rock art. In its 8th year, the event includes a street fair, Native American live music, crafts from Native American artists, and a tribute to local Petroglyphs, including a full slate of Native American dancers and drummers.

The weekend also features a Master Class Speakers Series. Cultural specialists with a deep knowledge of the region's Native American history will provide a variety of presentations, films and talks that allows visitors to have an incredible experience bringing this world of knowledge to add context and understanding of California's most unique cultural treasurers.

For more details, visit the Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival Website.
Don't forget you can shop at our El Cajon warehouse! Our regular hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, any other time by appointment. Call 619-258-4911 or email to make an appointment.
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