ST. GEORGE – Northern Ute elder Clifford Duncan believed educating the public in the meaning of Ute petroglyphs helped preserve and protect them. Early in his life he traveled by car, on foot and on horseback through the Uncompahgre Plateau and later visited the Uintah Ouray Reservation (White River Ute).
The Dixie Archaeology Society hosts archaeologist and author Carol Patterson. Patterson’s new book “Petroglyphs of Western Colorado and the Northern Ute Indian Reservation as Interpreted by Clifford Duncan” (2016) supplements Duncan’s interpretations of the petroglyphs in these two locations with cultural and political history and additional ethnographic information.
Dr. Patterson was an adjunct professor for Colorado Mesa University and Metropolitan State University, Colorado. Since then she has written many articles and books including “On the Trail of the Spiderwoman: Pictographs and Petroglyphs of the Southwest” (1997). She spends much of her time researching rock art in Utah and is an engaging, dynamic speaker.
The Dixie Archaeology Society meets Wednesday, from 7-8:30 p.m. Dixie State University, Udvar-Hazy Building, 225 S. 700 East, Room 121(Boeing Auditorium). Go to www.rockartwebs.com or the Society’s Facebook page for more information.
- What: Dixie Archaeology Society hosts Carol Patterson
- When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
- Where: Dixie State University, Udvar-Hazy Building, 225 S. 700 East, Room 121(Boeing Auditorium), St. George