Incised Stones examined by archaeologist

An example of an incised stone is shown in this photo, location and date not specified | Image courtesy of The Raptor Review, April 2017, Issue 34 p, 2., St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie Archaeology Society will meet to hear Timothy Riley, Curator of Archaeology at the Prehistoric Museum at Utah State University Eastern present “Incised Stones and Unsecured Localities: Authenticating Private Collections,” 7 p.m. June 14.

Come see how your family’s box of strange-looking rocks might look to a museum curator. The USU Eastern (formerly CEU) Prehistoric Museum collection of sixty-three incised stones were gathered during the 1960s and 1970s and donated by private individuals in the early 90s. Many have very precise, uniform walking or “rocker” lines. This presentation focuses on problems analyzing human artifacts with limited knowledge of their past.

Tim Riley received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and has worked throughout the nation, including the ancient Promontory site in Utah.

The Society meets in the Udvar-Hazy Building Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium), Dixie State University Campus, 225 S. 700 E . Contact Chris Oravec at chris1_7_11@netzero.net or visit the society’s website. This is the last meeting until September.

The picture is from The Raptor Review, April 2017, Issue 34 p, 2.

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