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September 2018

Tour of the University of Arizona Tree Ring Laboratory

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory, 1215 E Lowell St
Tucson, Arizona 85721
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Join us for a tour of the world's first laboratory dedicated to dendrochronology, or tree-ring science. Learn how dendrochronology solved the secrets of the southwest by dating pueblo sites in 1929. What can trees tell us about fire history? What can we learn about past societies from trees? Can trees help us develop strategies for dealing with climate change? Join us as we share the science stories behind these questions and more will be found when you explore the exciting world…

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October 2018

AAHS Used Book Sale

October 12 @ 11:00 am - October 13 @ 3:00 pm
Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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AAHS will hold their annual book sale to benefit the Arizona State Library on Friday October 12 from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday October 13 from 10 am to 3 pm. This year will include a large number of books donated by the estate of Lex Lindsay. Prices are very reasonable, many a dollar or two, and books include all genres will an emphasize on archaeology and anthropology.    

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J. Homer Thiel – “A drear bleak, desolate place” The Archaeology of the Court Street Cemetery”

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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Drawing of a decorative plaque from the 1905 Chattanooga Coffin Company catalog. An identical plaque was found on a recently excavated coffin in the Court Street Cemetery. The village of Tucson’s council closed the National Cemetery (also called the Alameda-Stone Cemetery) in 1875 and opened a new graveyard at the southwest corner of N. Stone Avenue and W. Speedway Blvd. Over the next 34 years the Court Street Cemetery saw over 7,000 graves dug before closing in 1909. People were…

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Rock Art of the Silver Creek Area of Arizona

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - October 21 @ 1:00 pm

Trip full - waiting list only A distinctive and intriguing style of rock art, known as Palavayu Linear Style, is found around Silver Creek in northeast Arizona between Snowflake and Woodruff. Palavayu, a Hopi term meaning “red river,” is a name applied to several style designations of a kind of rock art that is only found in the middle portion of the lower Little Colorado River area. Ghostly figures of beings with rabbit sticks, reptiles, deer, birds, snakes, owls, a…

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November 2018

Casa Grande Ruins Back Country Tour

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Casa Grande National Monument, 1100 W Ruins Drive
Coolidge, AZ United States
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November is the perfect time to visit the iconic Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the nation’s first archaeological preserve. On Saturday, November 10, we will take in the four story “Great House”, built by Hohokam in the 14th century, and then walk into the park’s backcountry area that is normally closed to the visiting public. Highlights include the prehistoric Ballcourt, Compound B, and an ancient roasting pit or “horno.”  If AAHS can get a Arizona State Land Department permit, we…

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