Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Talk With Dr. Emily Brown, July 30

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Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Talk With Dr. Emily Brown, July 30

Learn about prehistoric instruments of the Southwest.

Dr. Emily Brown presents: Prehistoric Instruments of the Southwest. Studying music from an archaeological perspective may seem counterintuitive because the music cannot be reconstructed, but much can be learned about music in the past by examining instruments found in archaeological sites, analyzing the contexts in which they were found, and by supplementing with additional lines of evidence such as imagery, ethnographic information, and written accounts from the contact period. This presentation provides an overview of the different musical instruments found in archaeological sites from the Southwest. 

Arrive at 6 p.m. for refreshments. Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Your $5 donation helps ensure that Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project can continue to bring you these exciting and informative talks throughout the summer.
DIRECTIONS:
The Heritage Center, Hwy 68, Alcalde, NM. 
If driving north of Española on Hwy 68, continue one and one-half miles north of the sign for Alcalde. Alternatively, from Taos, drive south on Hwy 68 through Velarde. Continue south 7 miles from the Alta gas station. The Heritage Center is located on the east side of Highway 68.  Look for the statue of a figure on a horse in the front of the facility – also visible are three flags (USA, Rio Arriba County, and the NM State Flag). Please view map below.