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Enjoy the Rock Imagery of King Canyon on a Virtual Field Trip

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST (Arizona)

This Field Trip is open to AAHS Members Only.

You must pre-register for this event. You can do so by following this link.

Take a virtual walk through King Canyon, a sacred location with a deep history now located in Saguaro National Park. Rock art researcher Janine Hernbrode will lead the tour with the help of the AAHS video team. Hernbrode and a group of volunteers called the “Rock Band” recorded this rock art in 2019. Archaic, Hohokam, and O’odham imagery adorn the walls of this special place. The virtual tour has the advantage of helping participants see the rock art up close using not only the video images but also photos from the recording. Hernbrode will compare the imagery and landscape at this site with other locations through the analysis of the data collected as well as information on foundational beliefs noted by the earliest ethnographers working with the people of this area.

Tour guide Janine Hernbrode has spent a lifetime in an avocational pursuit of observing and recording rock art. Since her retirement from her “real” job returned her to Tucson in 2004 she has participated in AAHS’s Tumamoc recording project, and then headed up efforts to record the Sutherland Wash Rock Art District for Coronado National Forest, the public site of Cocoraque Butte for the Bureau of Land Management, the private Cocoraque Ranch, and all of the sites in the Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. She is leader of the “Rock Band” a volunteer rock art recording group who have been honored by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office. Wary of becoming a relentless quantifier, she uses the data generated by the Rock Band and ethnographic studies to find hints of meaning in rock art imagery. Her work has been honored nationally by the Society for American Archaeology, and the American Rock Art Research Association. Ms. Hernbrode is a graduate of the University of Arizona. 



February 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
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Katherine Cerino