The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society presents timely lectures on current research in southwestern archaeology as part of the society’s monthly meeting. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, at 7:30 PM, in the University Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium, 1500 N Campbell Blvd, Tucson. Meetings are free and open to the public. To view videos of previous videos click here.
John G Douglass - "Creating Community in Colonial Alta California"
15 May at 7:30 pmMap of the Los Angeles Basin area illustrating the locations of Mission period rancho boundaries and the approximate location of Native Californian villages, based on ethnohistoric and archaeological data. Map created by Stephen Norris, Statistical Research, Inc. The arrival of settlers, soldiers, and missionaries representing the Spanish State to Alta California in 1769 fundamentally transformed Native [...] » Read more
Saul Hedquist - "A Colorful Past: Turquoise and Social Identity in the Late Prehispanic Western Pueblo Region, A.D. 1275-1400"
19 June at 7:30 pmMosaic forms: turquoise with red stone and marine shell. Specimens from Homol’ovi I (a), Nuvakwewtaqa/Chavez Pass (b, [from Fewkes 1904:Plate 34]), and Kinishba (c). These and similar items are blatant symbolic references to moisture. Turquoise is synonymous with the U.S. Southwest, occurring naturally in relative abundance and culturally prized for millennia. As color and material, turquoise [...] » Read more
Matthew Guebard - "New Discoveries and Native American Traditional Knowledge at Montezuma Castle National Monument"
17 July at 7:30 pm» Read more
80th Anniversary Pecos Conference
10 August at all dayThe 80th Pecos Conference will be held near Pecos, New Mexico August 10-13. There will be no AAAHS August lecture in Tucson. For more information. » Read more
Kurt Dongoske - "Zuni Heritage and Cultural Landscape Documentation Through Film: Zuni and the Grand Canyon"
18 September at 7:30 pm» Read more