Know Flora & Fauna: Rock Art – More Than Just Images

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Ponder the meaning of petroglyphs and pictographs. Ages 8+

The Archaeological Society of Central Oregon invites you to explore the topic of petroglyphs and pictographs, the ancient images found on rocks. These images were created by Indigenous peoples, the ancestors of today’s Native Americans.
Together, we will:
– See and analyze remarkable images from the past.
– Learn the difference between petroglyphs and pictographs.
– Ponder the meaning of the images.
– Understand this fragile cultural resource needs to be protected.
– Take away a sense of wonder and appreciation of our past!

The Archaeological Society of Central Oregon (ASCO) is a group of amateur, avocational, and professional archaeologists who share common interests in the history and prehistory of Central Oregon. “Our primary goal is to stimulate public interest in preservation of and research into our past life ways. Society members believe that through their participation they can help conserve and bring to life many of the vanishing pages of history for future generations. ASCO was organized in January 1994 and has a current membership of over 100.” Learn more at

Presented by Eileen Tannich Gose who has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Education. She is a member of the Archaeological Society of Central Oregon and the Deschutes County Historical Society. In the past, she was involved in the Colorado Archaeological Society and was selected for several education grants from the Colorado State Historic Fund, the Colorado Historical Society and the American Rock Art Research Association.

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