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May 2018

Samantha G. Fladd – “Accumulating Identities at the Homol’ovi Settlement Cluster”

May 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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Aggregated villages necessitate the continuous interactions of distinct social groups whose relationships both structure and are structured by their spatial setting. As such, negotiations of identity are often expressed through modifications to space. In addition to traditional architectural analyses, changing relationships to structures can be seen in the deliberate filling of rooms. In the Pueblo Southwest, rooms embody the memories and identities of those who use them, and the treatment of these spaces can speak to changing village dynamics. I…

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June 2018

Nicole M. Mathwich – “Landscapes of resilience: O’odham resource use in the colonial Pimería Alta”

June 18, 2018 @ 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 Columbian Exchange was the vast and pervasive transfer of animals, plants, diseases, and people between the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia. Archaeologists studying the Exchange have examined emergent identities, cultural persistence, and the long-term political ramifications of archaeological interpretations of cultural change for indigenous peoples of the Americas; however, less attention has been given to investigating the mechanisms of how native peoples negotiated the introduction of European livestock within their local environments. Livestock possess the ability to transform local ecology,…

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July 2018

Karen Schollmeyer – “Perforated Plates, Fish Bones, and the Archaeology of the Upper Gila River in the 14th Century”

July 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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Each summer, students and professional archaeologists at the Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School work together near Cliff, New Mexico, to understand what life was like in the region in the 1300s. A collaboration of Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona, this project is focused on how people formed the communities we are studying, which were long-lived and incorporated residents of different origins and ethnicities. Cliff Valley archaeological sites preserve evidence of long-established local Mogollon traditions of pottery and…

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August 2018

Pecos Conference

August 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This year's Pecos Conference will be held in Flagstaff.

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September 2018

Ronald Towner – “The Forests and the Trees: Sourcing Construction Timbers at Aztec Ruins, New Mexico”

September 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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Obtaining materials from distant landscapes is a hallmark of the Chacoan world. For great houses in Chaco Canyon such as Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl, flaked stone, ceramics, and other raw materials were unavailable locally. The movement of materials into Chacon Canyon, and around the Chacoan sphere, has fascinated archaeologists for decades. Large construction timbers, in particular, have been subject to intense research because so few trees grow in or near the canyon today. At the descendent Chacoan center of…

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October 2018

AAHS Used Book Sale

October 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - October 13, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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November 2018

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

November 19, 2018 @ 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

Holiday Party and Research Slam

December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come Celebrate Research! Monday, December 17th 6:00 pm Petroglyphs, 228 S. Park Ave in the Lost Barrio Bring a dish to share. The drinks are on us. The AAHS Holiday Party and Research Slam is being revived and will be hosted again at Petroglyphs in the Lost Barrio just south of Broadway on Park Ave. It’s a potluck so bring a dish to share. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be provided by AAHS. Aside from the great time and…

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January 2019

Lecture by Dr. Michael Bletzer, Tierra perdida: New Mexico’s Piro and Tiwa provinces, c. 1650-1700

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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Popular notions of the Piro pueblos tend to be limited to the historical fact that several hundred Piros (as well as Tiwas and members of other Pueblo groups) ended up in the El Paso area during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. It is often claimed that the reason for this relocation was pro-Spanish affinity on the majority part of the Piros. Such blanket assertions have little basis in the historical and archaeological record. Period documents instead show that many Piros…

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