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July Announcement for the Utah Westerners

ANCIENT PAINTERS OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU

DAVID SUCEC

The Archaic Period (ca. 6000 BCE-ca. CE 300) in Utah and on the Colorado Plateau is certainly the Golden Period of prehistoric rock art. Among the rock art styles, regardless of time periods, the Barrier Canyon style is recognized, certainly among scholars, as Utah’s premier style and is one of the two major Archaic styles of painting in America. No other prehistoric American rock art style matches the time depth, the number of sites, variations, and the vastness of its territory (about 400 x 150 miles from the St. George area north to the Vernal area and from the Castle Dale, Utah region east to the Grand Junction, Colorado area).

David Sucec’s presentation will offer the findings of two decades (1991-2013) of BCS (Barrier Canyon Style) Project work, drawing on more than 370 sites, and will propose a description and analysis of the style. He will also touch on the Barrier Canyon’s relationship to some other Utah rock art styles.

David Sucec, Director of the BCS Project, holds an MA in Art and has studied extensively in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Utah and elsewhere. He is an independent scholar, visual artist, curator, and teacher and has lectured and taught widely in his field. He is co-author (with Leslie Kelen) of Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art, published by Gibbs Smith in 1996.

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