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November 2018

Nancy N. Odegaard – “Our Human Heritage: A conservators participation with Kennewick, poisons, and repatriation “

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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NAGPRA provides a process for museum and federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items.  Nancy Odegaard has been involved with the repatriation process at the Arizona State Museum since the law was enacted.  She was also entrusted with the remains known as the Kennewick Man, the remains known as Lucy, and was influential in changing the requirements of NAGPRA to insure that collecting institutions report on the pesticide history of the collection upon return to lineal descendants and…

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December 2018

The CCC and Saguaro National Park West

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saguaro National Park Red Hills Visitor Center, 2700 N Kinney Road
Tucuson, 85743 United States
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From 1933 to 1941 the Civilian Conservation Corps was extremely active in what was to become Saguaro National Park. Their work provided the opportunity to develop a usable public park at a time when the economy wouldn't have supported it. The CCC workers built roads, trails and five picnic areas with ramadas, fire pits, tables and restrooms at the park. They also constructed check dams, four windmills and water catchments for wildlife. NPS Archaeologist Ron Beckwith has been documenting and recording…

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Holiday Party and Research Slam

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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January 2019

Pictographs, Caves and Sandstone Ranch Houses

January 19, 2019

  North of Wilcox, a series of 11 alcoves on a rhyolite butte (ten of which contain rock art) contain interesting painted rock art (pictographs) in a west facing aspect. While faded, there are a variety of images in several colors that can be enhanced by the use of D-Stretch technology (available for smart phones in the app store). Most elements are abstract but there are anthropomorphs as well. In addition, cultural material, primarily ceramics, are scattered over a 20-acre…

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Lecture by Dr. Michael Bletzer, TBA

January 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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February 2019

The Salado in Tonto Basin

February 9, 2019 - February 10, 2019

During this trip we will explore four major Salado archaeological sites in the Tonto Basin (outside of Globe).  Eric Schreiner from Tonto National Monument will be our guide. He will present short programs at some of the stops to help reveal some of the fascinating details of the Salado culture and archaeology in Tonto Basin. On the first day, February 9th, we will hike up to the Upper Cliff Dwelling. This is a three mile round trip hike with 600…

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