Nov 8 at 5:05 PM
Tonight, join us as Michael Terlep discusses the mystery of the Arizona Cup and Channel Petroglyphs! His talk, Migration in Stone: Cup and Channel Petroglyphs and Ancestral Puebloan Migration, discusses the enigmatic cup and channel #petroglyphs of the Arizona Strip. The age, origin, and function of the mysterious symbols have fascinated archaeologists for decades. The petroglyphs size (up to 2 meters long), as well as placement on horizontal surfaces at prominent locations, contributes to their intrigue. Previous hypotheses include: prehistoric navigational markers to water sources, solstice markers, historic tar burners, and ceremonial water channels. Hundreds of cup and channel petroglyphs are reported within a narrow 100 mile radius within southwest Utah and northwest Arizona. Little known evidence beyond this spatially confined distribution exists. All regular Homolovi Chapter of AAS (AKA the Homol'ovi Archaeology Society) meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (Historic Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post), 523 W. Second St in Winslow. Come and join the speaker(s) for a discussion over dinner at 5 p.m. at the Historic La Posada Hotel The Turquoise Room.