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      September 27, 2019 - September 30, 2019


      Hurricane, Utah 84737

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      Utah Rock Art Research Association

      Utah Rock Art Research Association
      Visits Southern, Utah
      40 years Being Celebrated in Washington County by Rock Art Enthusiasts
      September 27th-30th, 2019
      The Utah Rock Art Research Association (URARA), is celebrating 40 years at this year’s annual Symposium. URARA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the visitation, education, and protection of Utah’s rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs). The symposium will highlight URARA’s origins and give special recognition to its approximately 26 organizers. There are now over 450 members.
      The event includes two days of field trips Friday September 27th and Monday September 30th, two days of Presentations on rock art related topics, Saturday, September 28th and Sunday September 29th. There will also be a prepaid banquet (register on-line,, silent and live auctions, and a watermelon social.
      This year’s symposium Featured Speakers are Bernard M. Jones, Jr., Tustin, California, and Christopher Drover, Ph.D., RPA, University of California, Irvine; Lynda D. McNeil, University of Colorado, Boulder, Anthropology Department and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, and David Shaul, University of Arizona, Tucson, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado.
      Christopher is in his 34th year as a faculty member in the Anthropology Department at Irvine. He and Bernard will be presenting on the Flower World Iconography, and Metaphor in the Rock Art of the Southern Colorado Plateau.
      Lynda and David, will be speaking on the Evidence of historical relationships among Western Basketmaker, Fremont, and Hopi Peoples.
      Presentations on Saturday and Sunday will also include talks by Carol Patterson, Ron Barber, Jim Farmer, David Sucec, Ekkehart Malotki, R.E. Burrillo, Richard Jenkinson, John McHugh, John Lundwall, and Carolyn Merrill. “Old Timer’s” interactive presentation will take place in the Sunday morning program. URARA’s Conservation/Preservation members will be presenting in the Sunday afternoon session.
      The organization is made up of academic and avocational individuals with a love for rock art. People from all walks of life and all areas of the country, including but not limited to, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, California, New York, Virginia, Utah, and even France, are connected by their interest in visiting and preserving Utah’s rock art.
      The Washington county area is surrounded by thousands of years of archeology which includes rock art making this area the perfect place for this year’s symposium.
      URARA is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the Visitation, Education and Preservation of this irreplaceable cultural resource in the state. Educating the public on the importance of respecting and protecting rock art is a continuous effort. The State of Utah legislature recently recognized and adopted “Rock art” as the States Art form.
      The Symposium will be held at the Washington County Legacy Park, 5500 west 700 South, Hurricane, Utah, in the Grafton Building.
      For Symposium details log in on-line, or to learn more about URARA, visit Interested persons can register for the symposium at the door.

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