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National Parks Store: Film | Talking Stone

Dr. Amy Eisenberg presents Talking Stone, a film on the rock art of the Coso Range.

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On the edge of the Mojave Desert, hidden away in the canyons of the largest US Naval Weapons Testing Base in North America (Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake) is the largest concentration of rock art—100,000 petroglyphs—in North America. Created over thousands of years by an indigenous culture, this area features the oldest art in California.

Dr. Amy Eisenberg will present the film Talking Stone, a Paul Goldsmith film on the rock art of the Coso Range. Talking Stone is a window into the rituals and beliefs of American Indian ancestors in this area of California, and explores the remote canyons and mysteries surrounding the extraordinary images in this region. Access to these petroglyphs is limited due to their location on a naval military site, but you can get a great look at them by watching this insightful film!

Running time: 53 minutes. Attendees may also listen to the interview with Dr. Alan P. Garfinkel and view the Coso Range photo gallery as well.

Showings at 12 PM & 2 PM.

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Event Tags: American Indian, archaeology, California, educational, film, free, history, Native American, presentation

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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