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February 2019

Jonathan Mabry – “The Archaeology of Coastal Shell Middens along the Northern Gulf of California”

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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A group of U.S. and Mexican scientists specializing in archaeology, geology, botany, and paleoecology has been exploring prehistoric shell middens along the northern Gulf of California coast near the modern community of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.  We have documented over 60 midden sites through reconnaissance survey near Puerto Peñasco since 1997. More recently, we have conducted controlled excavations and identified a variety of mollusc species, small fish bones, fish otoliths, crab claws, terrestrial animal bones, sea turtle bones, and artifacts. This…

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March 2019

Used Book Sale

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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Once again we will take advantage of the Festival of Books to set up a tent full of used books in front of the Arizona State Museum. Lots of new anthropology and Southwest archaeology reports have been donated. There are plenty of general interest books as well. Ninety percent of the proceeds go to support the Arizona State Museum library. 

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Scott Thompson – “Historical-Period Ranching on the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona”

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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The Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR), located in southwestern Arizona, is the nation’s second largest tactical aviation range and has functioned as one of the premier aviation training facilities for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the air arm of other military branches for more than 75 years. In 1854, the United States acquired the lands that now comprise the BMGR. Ranching quickly became the dominant non-Native American economic activity. Abandoned ranching sites dating to the late nineteenth and early-to-mid-twentieth…

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May 2019

Richard and Shirley Flint – “Mendoza’s Aim: To Complete the Columbian Project”

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - November 17 @ 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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