SAVE THE DATE: June 24 Presentation “Understanding the Archaeology of Tomo Kahni State Historic Park”The volunteers of Tomo Kahni State Historic Park are pleased to announce a presentation by Dr. David Whitley will be held
Saturday June 24, 2023 starting at 10:00 am at the Community Congregation Church Friendship Hall located at 100 E. First St., Tehachapi, CA.
There is no charge for this event but donations are welcomed.
David S. Whitley is an archaeologist who has lived in Bear Valley Springs since 2008. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1982 and served there as Chief Archaeologist from 1983 to 1987. He has conducted research in Guatemala, South Africa, and France and Spain but his primary focus has been on the rock art of California where he has emphasized using Native American records to understand the art. His publications include 17 books and approximately 100 articles. Included among his books are The Rock Art of California (2000), the Handbook of Rock Art Research (2001), and Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit: The Origin of Creativity and Belief (2009).
His Introduction to Rock Art Research (2nd edition 2011) received the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award for 2006 and his publications have been translated into 6 languages beyond English. 2022 Whitley received the Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis from the Society for American Archaeology.