Nevada Rock Art explored at Squaw Valley Institute |

Nevada Rock Art explored at Squaw Valley Institute

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; On Thursday, Squaw Valley Institute presents and#8220;Stories in Stone and#8212; the Rock Art of Nevadaand#8221; with the Nevada Rock Art Foundationand#8217;s (NRAF) executive director, Dr. Angus Quinlan, delivering insight into the rich cultural landmarks located across the state line.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. at Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, with a no-host bar reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

and#8220;Rock artand#8221; is the collective term for a variety of forms of visual representation made on natural rock surfaces (boulders, cliff faces, cave walls, etc.) and are found throughout the world. Nevada rock art is found in a variety of landscapes and locations and provides information about the social and cultural practices of prehistoric communities not available from other archaeological resources.

Dr. Quinlan has been the executive director of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation since 2007 and before that was its volunteer deputy director. NRAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation and protection of Nevadaand#8217;s rich rock art heritage. Through working for the NRAF, Dr. Quinlan has led archaeological inventories of major Nevada rock art sites in a variety of settings and is knowledgeable in protocols for site documentation, conservation and restoration.

Dr. Quinlan is an established Great Basin researcher and an internationally recognized rock art specialist who has presented and published widely, including the 2007 edited book, and#8220;Great Basin Rock Art: Archaeological Perspectivesand#8221; (University of Nevada Press).

A $10 donation is requested. Children and students with ID are free. For tickets visit or call (530) 581-4138. Memberships are also available.

All attendees will be given a 10 percent-off coupon, valid for dining at Resort at Squaw Creek, including Six Peaks Grille and Sandyand#8217;s Pub.

On July 9, Squaw Valley Institute brings Tahoe Rim Trail Executive Director Mark Kimbrough to Resort at Squaw Creek for a presentation on the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail.

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