Oaxaca Site of first AAHS Traditional Technologies Trip

The Traditional Technologies Program of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society was initiated with a March 2019 trip to Oaxaca.

The objectives of this recently established program are to contribute to the preservation and revitalization of Southwestern traditional arts by creating opportunities for cross-cultural exchange, travel, and research for Native American and Hispano artists and scholars and non-Native scholars who practice or study Southwestern traditional technologies as well as to organize, facilitate, sponsor, and fund educational travel seminars for artists and scholars who practice or study Southwestern traditional arts and technologies, especially members of underserved communities who typically lack access to funding. This program was made possible through the extraordinary generosity of a donor.


It was an honor to do this inter-cultural trip with esteemed Zuni, Hopi, Tiwa, Santa Clara and Comanche textile and basketry artists, along with an ethnohistorian, a biologist, and several textile scholars and archaeologists.

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The month of May marks the official business meeting of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. As reported by President John Douglass the Society has much to be proud of as it enters it’s 103rd year.


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