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SoA Receives Petroglyph-Inspired Artwork

The SoA recently received a painting by local multi-media artist, David K. Grant. A graduate of the USC film school, David also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chad, where he first became acquainted with petroglyphs. He now lives in Catalina, AZ, where he crafted this painting from several petroglyph and pictograph images graduate student Kirk Astroth had posted on his Facebook page. The ones at the top of the painting are pictographs that resemble headdresses and are from a remote cave northeast of Ajo, AZ that has been protected by a local family for more than 40 years. The other images are a sample of the petroglyphs from Cocoraque Butte, which is about 20 miles west of Tucson in the Ironwood Forest National Monument. Spirals, circles, anthropomorphs, and geometric patterns are common at this site, which has more than 10,000 petroglyphs carved on stones on multiple hills. David donated the painting to the School because he thinks it would be a good home for the original work. (Anthro News date: 6/21/2019)