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San Diego Rock Art Association Meeting

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center • 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail (formerly Silver Lake Drive) • Poway, CA 92064

4:00 Potluck: Bring food of your choice to share • 5:00 Meeting and Presentations

Meetings are included in your SDRAA Membership. Suggested Donation for Guests is $5.00

The rock art of the Jornada Mogollon of southern New Mexico and west Texas is characterized by a great variety of motifs, ranging from carefully delineated abstract imagery to anthropomorphs, human faces staring at you from the corner of boulders along the trail, Mexican-inspired mythical figures, and a wide assortment of forms drawn from the animal kingdom. Of the latter, Polly Schaafsma wrote that “animals, birds, and insects are ... imaginatively conceived, surpassing all other like representations in southwestern rock art.”

This presentation will offer examples of petroglyphs and paintings from several sites, among them Three Rivers, Hueco Tanks, and Alamo Mountain.

SDRAA member François Gohier grew up in the Basque country of southwestern France. A class in natural history photography in Paris brought about his life’s work documenting the natural world and, ultimately, rock art, photographing landscapes and wildlife throughout South America, close encounters with whales and dolphins from Alaska to the South Pacific, and rock art of the U.S. Southwest.

Show & Tell gives members the opportunity to share brief presentations on rock art topics of their choice. If you have about 20 digital images to share, contact Program Coordinator Steve Freers at

Click here for a February meeting flyer (PDF) • View our archive of previous meeting information flyers

Jornada Mogollon Rock Art: A Celebration, Photography by François Gohier