FREE Public Lecture



Pueblo Heritage Museum, 201 W B Street, Pueblo, 81003

Event Description

The Pueblo Archaeological and Historical Society presents "Rock Art of Southeastern Colorado" at the Pueblo Heritage Museum Thursday, May2, 2024 at 7:00 PM. This program traces rock art starting with the oldest style, mostly abstract, moving through time to more representational, biographic images. Finally, during the time of European presence, a view is presented of both rock writing made by Indigenous peoples and European settlers.

This program and the images found therein were put together some 30 years ago. Del Crandall wanted folks to love this land, and to care about the people who live(d) there, in old times and modern. This slide program includes a look at the land, with its homesteads, Indigenous-American habitation sites, tool artifacts, regional animals, plants, and, of course themessages from the past: Native American and European American rock writing.

Before leaving Colorado, Del donated an EXCELLENT photographic collection of rock art images to the Colorado Rock Art Archive. It is located at the Rawlings Public Library in Pueblo, Colorado. It is presently being digitized for online access. The collection is, perhaps, the most comprehensive, well-documented, photographic collection of rock art in southeastern Colorado.

Though Del was not an “professional” archaeologist, his contribution to archaeological knowledge



Event Contact

Pueblo Archaeological and Historical Society


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