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Archaic Texan Rock Art Reveals Prehistoric Culture

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Offline RichardM

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Archaic Texan Rock Art Reveals Prehistoric Culture
« on: July 09, 2011, 12:01:36 PM »
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/08/137704350/archaic-texan-rock-art-reveals-prehistoric-culture

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July 8, 2011

Thousands of years ago, Native American groups painted art under cliff overhangs along the Rio Grande. The arid climate preserved hundreds of these vivid pieces. Archaeologist Solveig Turpin discusses what the art reveals about changes in climate and the social structure of early Americans, and why it has become difficult to study.


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Re: Archaic Texan Rock Art Reveals Prehistoric Culture
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 05:16:15 PM »
Excellent listen, I missed this some how.

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Re: Archaic Texan Rock Art Reveals Prehistoric Culture
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 05:04:12 PM »
There is an article called “Secrets of the White Shaman” in the May 2012 issue of Discover magazine, about 4000 year old rock art in the Pecos River and Devils River canyons.  Here is a blog (not mine) about the article with some pictures:

http://rockartblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/secrets-of-white-shaman.html

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Re: Archaic Texan Rock Art Reveals Prehistoric Culture
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 09:55:00 PM »
My ex's father used to fly choppers for the BP from Larado sector up to El Paso for their yearlies.  He looked forward to the trip because whenever he saw an interesting cave (on either side of the river), he would land the chopper, leave it idling, and climb down into the ruin to see what he could see - these were locations only accessible by helo.  Needless to say, he has quite a collection. 

He commented that he was sure glad he never had a chopper die on him in one of those spots.
"Hey, how 'bout a Fandango..?"

 


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