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Apishapa Rock Art and Great Basin Shamanism

Presented by Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society at Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (Community Room), Colorado Springs CO

Nov 20 2018
Apishapa Rock Art and Great Basin Shamanism presented by Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society at ,

Archaeologist and presenter, Frank Lee Earley, will discuss abstract petroglyphs and pictographs in the lower Apishapa Canyon and how he uses the Great Basin version of shamanism – especially the interrelated concepts of dynamic power, soul travel, and sacred pilgrimages – to explain these rock art images.

Between about AD 1000 to 1400, three major cultures lived in southeastern Colorado’s Arkansas River Valley and its tributaries.

These three groups – the Apishapa, Sopris, and High Plains Upper Republican – shared a lifestyle of agriculture and hunting. Their archaeological remains are found principally in the Arkansas, Apishapa, and Turkey Creek drainages.

Based on his research, archaeologist Frank Lee Earley notes that the Apishapa archaeological phase was likely an eastern extension of

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Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (Community Room)

2490 Research Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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