CDAS March Lecture and Meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

Meet at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center

Prehistoric Bighorn Sheep Hunting in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Joan S. Schneider, M.S., Ph.D.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Certain stone constructions occur in areas of Anza-Borrego desert State Park known to have had populations of bighorn sheep. Schneider will present the archaeological, ethnographic, ecological and biological evidence to support her view that these stone constructions played a role in prehistoric Bighorn sheep hunting.

Although Bighorn sheep were important to the prehistoric peoples of the ABDSP area for food and material to make bone tools, they also were important spiritually and ceremonially. Come find out how prehistoric people increased their chances of success in the hunting of these iconic animals.

Dr. Schneider is an archaeologist who has worked for 30 years in desert regions around the world: the Colorado, Sonoran, Mojave, Negev, and Gobi.