California, US: Wind Wolves Reserve - Connecting Rock-Art and Environment
Located in the heart of interior South-Central California, the Wind Wolves Reserve lies at the interface between several rich habitats and contains some of the most spectacular examples of Native American paintings found anywhere in North America. This project allows students to directly investigate a series of sites that link rock-art to society within particular environmental surroundings. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to utilize cutting edge laser equipment in scanning and mapping. This project truly is redefining not only the archaeology of an under-explored interior Californian landscape, but is advancing the global study of rock-art by linking it to the environment in an unprecedented excavation and cutting edge digital documentation approach.