Ancient Earthworks Society public meeting featuring Archaeologist Jack Steinbring, Saturday, April 18, 10:30 AM (lunch at noon) at Elie’s Family Restaurant, 4102 Monona Drive. All welcome. 608-513-9475
For thousands of generations, humans have left a record of rock art in Wisconsin and throughout the world. While engravings on bark and other perishable materials may have come first, rock art -- in the form of engravings and paintings on stone surfaces (petroglyphs) and arrangements of stones on the landscape (petroforms) -- are among the earliest surviving fragments we have of ancient human thought and cultural patterns. Join Dr. Jack Steinbring, a leading global authority on rock art in all its forms, as he decodes this mysterious record from our deep past, based on his extensive travels and research across North America, Australia, Europe and elsewhere. Jack has uncovered rock art in Wisconsin dating back 15,000 years, documented cave paintings twice that age in France and logged decades of relevant field work in Canada. In addition to sharing important academic insights, Jack's presentation will feature photos from his personal archive that will open the door to an amazing and, as yet, incompletely understood global phenomenon.