Don Christensen, President

Don Christensen rock art


Vitae

Don Christensen
2568 Yale Place, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Recent employment history

retired since 2001
Social Science Teacher (history, political science, anthropology, geography, sociology), Lynwood Unified School District (CA), 1967-1972, Irvine Unified School District(CA), 1972-2001.
Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Lynwood High School, 1967-1972, University High School (Irvine), 1972-1982, Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA), 1982-1987, University of California, Irvine, 1987-1997.

Education

A.A. in Social Science, Santa Ana College, 1960
B.A. in History, California State University, Fullerton, 1962
Graduate School - course work in history, geography, anthropology, education at Cal State Long Beach, Chapman College, La Verne College, CSUF, UC Irvine, 1962-1980
M.A. in Education, Alliant International University (San Diego, CA), 1984

Professional Qualifications

Certification and Accreditations - Standard Secondary Teaching Credential, CA
Computer skills - word processing, spread sheets, database, Adobe Photoshop, D-Stretch, Power Point
Archaeological Field School - UC Irvine under Dr. Christopher Drover - worked on Archaic campsite in Newport Back Bay, CA
Archaeological Field Experience - Worked as a crew member on Archaic and Late Prehistoric surveys and excavations in Orange and Santa Barbara Counties, CA for CRM firms (Archaeological Resource Management, Archaeological Research Foundation-CSUF, Westec Services), 1974-1986. Worked for Western Archeological Conservation Center(Tucson) at Petrified Forest National Park as a crew member and crew chief (GS-5) on surveys and excavations 1985-1995. Have surveyed and recorded for the BLM in California(Bishop, Barstow, Needles), Nevada (Las Vegas, Ely), and Arizona (Lake Havasu, Kingman, Arizona Strip) and the U.S. Forest Service in California (Inyo and San BernardinoNational Forests) and in Arizona (Kaibab National Forest). I have surveyed and recorded for the NPS/BLM at the Grand Canyon National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Canyonlands National Park. Professional Memberships - Society for American Archaeology, Society for California Archaeology, Pacific Coast Archaeological Society, American Rock Art Research Association, Nevada Archaeological Association, Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, Arizona Archaeological Society, Archaeological Conservancy, Rock Art Foundation (Texas).

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Publications

Christensen, Don D.

1988 Rock Art Sites. In Archeological Survey and Testing at Petrified Forest National Park, 1987, by Susan J. Wells, pp. 80-91. Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology 48. National Park Service, Tucson.

1989 The Rock Art of Mountain Lion Mesa. In Petrified Forest National Park Boundary Survey, 1988: The Final Season, by Susan J. Wells, pp. 37-62. Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology 51. National Park Service, Tucson.

1992a Scratched Glyphs in Arizona: A Reevaluation. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 9, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 101-110. San Diego Museum Papers 28.

1992b Pre-Pueblo Rock Art in the Little Colorado River Drainage. In American Indian Rock Art, Volume 17, edited by Donald E. Weaver, pp. 36-43. American Rock Art Research Association, El Toro, California.

1993 Rock Art and its Archaeological and Environmental Context: A Study at Opal Mountain, Mojave Desert, California. Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 29(2):27-63.

1994a Rock Art, Ceramics, and Textiles: The Validity of Unifying Art Motifs. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 11, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 107-116. San Diego Museum Papers 31.

1994b Rock Art Research: Retrospect and Future Considerations. In American Indian Rock Art, Volume 20, edited by Frank G. Bock et al., pp. 1-6. American Rock Art Research Association, San Miguel, California.

1998 The Rock Art of Upper Jumpup Canyon, Kanab Plateau, Arizona. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 13, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 108-125. San Diego Museum Papers 35.

1999 Style and Individual Identity in Rock Art. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 14, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 95-104. San Diego Museum Papers 36.

2004 Cohonina Rock Art in the Williams District, Kaibab National Forest, Arizona. Report on file at the Kaibab National Forest, Williams, Arizona.

2005 Preliminary Report on Cupules in North-Central Arizona. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 17, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 71-80. San Diego Museum Papers 43.

2007 Preformative and Early Formative Rock Art of the Kanab Creek Wilderness Area, Arizona. In American Indian Rock Art, Volume 33, edited by Don D. Christensen and Peggy Whitehead, pp. 127-144. American Rock Art Research Association, Tucson, Arizona Christensen, Don D., editor.

1994 Rock Art. Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 30(4): 1-74.

1998-2002 The Iron Door: The Official Newsletter of the East Mojave Rock Art Workshop, Volumes 1-5 (1-2).

1997-2007 Proceedings of the Mojave Rock Art Workshop Conference, Volumes I-XI. Christensen, Don D. and Peggy Whitehead, editors.

2007 American Indian Rock Art, Volume 33. American Rock Art Research Association, Tucson. Christensen, Don D., Frank G. Bock, and A.J. Bock

1994 Nampaweap: A Virgin Anasazi Rock Art Site on the Uinkaret Plateau, Arizona. Paper presented at the International Rock Art Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, May 1994.

2005 Nampaweap: The Possibilities for Regional Variation in Virgin Anasazi Rock Art. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 17, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 57-70. San Diego Museum Papers No. 43.

Christensen, Don D., and Jerry Dickey

1996 The Pictographs of the Eastern Mojave Desert of California and Nevada: An Initial Investigation. Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 32(2-3):1-81.

1998 Rock Art with Prehistoric Trail Associations: A Study in the Needles Region, Mojave Desert, California. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 13, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 31-44. San Diego Museum Papers 35.

2001 The Grapevine Style of the Eastern Mojave Desert of California and Nevada. In American Indian Rock Art, Volume 27, edited by Steven M. Freers and Alanah Woody, pp. 185-200. American Rock Art Research Association, Tucson, Arizona.

2004a The Esplanade Style: A Reappraisal of Polychrome Rock Art in the Grand Canyon Region, Arizona. In American Indian Rock Art, Volume 30, edited by Joseph T. O'Connor, pp. 69-85. American Rock Art Research Association, Tucson, Arizona.

2004b An Overview of Rock Art Research in the East Mojave Desert. In The Human Journey and Ancient Life in the California Deserts: Proceedings from the 2001 Millennium Conference, edited by Mark W. Allen and Judyth Reed, pp. 199-210. Maturango Museum Publication No. 15, Ridgecrest, California.
2006a Beyond the Rim: An Overview of Rock Art on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park and the Tusayan District of the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona. Report on file at the Kaibab National Forest, Williams, Arizona and the Grand Canyon National Park.

2006b The Tusayan Style: Archaic Rock Art in the Grand Canyon Region, Arizona. In American Indian Rock Art, Volume 32, edited by Angus R. Quinlan and Anne McConnell, pp. 1-14. American Rock Art Research Association, Tucson, Arizona.

2007a An Overview of Rock Art on the Kanab and Kaibab Plateaus, Northern Arizona.Report on file at the Kanab National Forest, Fredonia and Williams, Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip, St. George, Utah.

2007b The Grapevine Style Revisited: Patayan Rock Art in the Eastern Mojave. Paper presented at the 2nd Three-Corner Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. (in press)

Christensen, Don, and David Lee

1997 Researchers revel in rock art resources. The Natural Reserve System Transect 15(1):9.

Christensen, Don D., Jerry Dickey, and David Lee

1999a A Preliminary Evaluation of the Rock Art of the Granite Mountains, East Mojave Desert, California. In Rock Art Papers, Volume 14, edited by Ken Hedges, pp. 53-67. San Diego Museum Papers 36.

1999b Regional Variation in Rock Art Styles in the Southern Great Basin: A View from the East Mojave. In American Indian Rock Art, Volume 25, edited by Steven M. Freers, pp. 69-80. American Rock Art Research Association, Tucson, Arizona.

2001a Toyongkariri: Archaeological Survey in the Granite Mountains, East Mojave Desert, California. Report on file at the University of California, Sweeney Granite Mountain Desert Research Center.

2001b The Granite Mountains Archaeological Survey: Prehistoric Land Use in the East Mojave Desert, California. Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 37 (2):1-78.

2005a Hackberry Complex Fire Assessment, Mojave National Preserve, California. Report on file with the Mojave National Preserve (National Park Service), Barstow, California and the Archaeological Information Center, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California.

2005b Rock Art of the Turtle and Old Woman Mountains, Eastern Mojave Desert, California.Report on file with the Needles Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Needles, California and the Archaeological Information Center, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, California.



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