The Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas and northern Mexico house some of the most complex and compositionally intricate prehistoric rock art sites in the world. Over 250 rockshelters are known to contain rock art, some dating from 4200 to 2750 BP, and new sites are being discovered each year.
The November 15 meeting of the Fort Bend Archeological Society will feature a presentation on the efforts of SHUMLA, an internationally recognized education and archeological research center located on the Pecos River just west of Del Rio, Texas, to record and document this world-class rock art. SHUMLA launched the Lower Pecos Rock Art Recording and Preservation project in 2009, the most intensive rock art documentation project ever undertaken in the region.
The FBAS program will be presented by Jeanette Pauer, SHUMLA’s assistant director and Linda Gorski, SHUMLA Board Member and former president of the Fort Bend Archeological Society. The presentation will include a visual tour through many of the rock art shelters in the Lower Pecos, most of which are on private property and accessible only with landowner permission. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the George Memorial Library in meeting room 2B.
For more information contact Linda Gorski at email@example.com.