Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
“La Rumorosa Rock Art Along the Border: A survey of Kumeyaay and related artwork in Southern California, Colorado River Corridor, Western Arizona and Baja California

Don Liponi

This talk will include a book signing; books will be available for purchase for $20 each.

This is the first book to begin a survey of the vast border wilderness. Extending from more than 100 miles south into Baja California, to Gila Bend, AZ in the east, as far north as Havasupai Canyon in the Grand Canyon and as far west as the foothills of San Diego. This shamanistic tradition of artwork was used to promote and optimize interactions with nature and life situations encountered by the group. The shaman, by various means sought out the spiritual world for answers and relayed their visions in the paintings they rendered. Since the rock is overwhelmingly granite, petroglyphs are quite rare. Our team and the book as about 15 major contributors, one-third of which are Native American, along with prominent regional professional archaeologists and avid avocationalists. Working together over a five year period, we discovered nearly 100 new rock art sites that have never been published and are presented here for the first time.

Don Liponi is a volunteer researcher for the BLM in El Centro, CA, and is a photographer, editor and author. 
Meeting Place
Second Tuesday of every month (no meetings in July and August) at 7:00 pm
Chumash Indian Museum 
3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Ventura County Archeological Society (VCAS) 
P.O. Box 4172 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 

   The VCAS/Ventura County Archaeological Society was established in 1972 when concerned Ventura County citizens as well as local professional and avocational archaeologists saw a need to organize, study and preserve our County's rich prehistoric heritage.

  The Society has been instrumental in the implementation of research and preservation goals aimed at our local archaeological resources.  With an eye towards the future the Society has a collections and archival curation program, site recordation and monitoring program, and a continuing education program. 

101 freeway take Westlake Blvd exit, go to North Westlake Blvd 4 miles to Lang Ranch Pkwy, turn right. Museum is on right hand side
VCAS April Program