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Footprints In the Desert: The Stones of Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Petroglyphs of Paradise Valley

2018-10-03 18:00:00 2018-10-03 19:30:00 America/Phoenix Footprints In the Desert: The Stones of Taliesin West Civic Center Library

Wednesday, October 03
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-03 18:00:00 2018-10-03 19:30:00 America/Phoenix Footprints In the Desert: The Stones of Taliesin West Civic Center Library

When building Taliesin West nearly 100 petroglyphs were found at the base of the adjacent McDowell Mountains. Several of these glyphs were built into the organic layer of Taliesin West.

In the course of constructing Taliesin West atop the rim of Paradise Valley, Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices discovered nearly 100 petroglyphs at the base of the adjacent McDowell Mountains.  The ancient carvings were on boulders near where Wright quarried the stones for his winter home.  Inspired by the enigmatic glyphs, Wright integrated several of the glyph-adorned boulders into the organic layer of Taliesin West.  Following a review of Wright's use and placement of boulders, this presentation explores the archeological context of petroglyphs at Taliesin West in order to understand when they were made, by whom, and for what purpose. 


Presented by Aaron Wright, Preservation Archeologist with the non-profit Archeology Southwest in Tucson.  He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Washington State University and is the author of the award-winning book Religion in the Rocks: Hohokam Rock Art, Ritual Practice and Social Transformation. 

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Civic Center Library

Phone: 480-312-7323

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3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale
AZ 85251
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About the library

Opened August 30, 1968

103,000 square feet

73 public-use computers

Café

Eureka Loft collaborative workspace

The Gallery @ the Library art gallery

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Gallery Meeting Room
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Knowasis
Thu, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Copper Gallery
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Gallery Meeting Room
Fri, Feb 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Youth Area
Fri, Feb 15, 10:30am - 10:45am

Story Time Room
Fri, Feb 15, 11:00am - 11:45am

Fri, Feb 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Story Time Room
Sat, Feb 16, 10:30am - 11:00am

Story Time Room
Sat, Feb 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Canceled
Mon, Feb 18, 9:00am - 10:00am