Join archaeologist Dr. Alan Garfinkel and noted desert bighorn sheep conservationist Carlos Gallinger for a deep dive into the mysteries of the bighorn sheep habits and habitat and the related Native religious cosmology and rock art.
A great opportunity to hear from world class experts, Mr. Gallinger on the desert adaptation of these magnificent animals and Dr. Garfinkel on bighorn archaeology and Native religion, and to observe the magnificent desert bighorn in their natural habitat.
This two-day course takes place at the Desert Studies Center aka Zzyzzx, California. The Desert Studies Center (DSC) was formerly used as a therapeutic health spa and is currently a field station and research station for California State University. The campus is located within the Mojave National Preserve, at Soda Springs oasis. The oasis is a magnet for wild bighorn sheep that water there during summer month. Most facilities at the center are wheelchair accessible.
Schedule: Friday evening, September 6, 2019 everyone arrives. Saturday, September 7 the course begins at 8:00 am. The keynote speaker, Eran Barnea of the Ibex Code documentary film, will provide a slide presentation and talk at 7:00 pm. Sunday, September 8 the lectures and field trips will run from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.
For more information, and to attend this event, please register on the California Rock Art Foundation website at:
See more about the rock art of the Coso Range:
The Rock Art of the Cost Range