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July 2020

Paul E. Minnis – “Mimbres and Paquime Relationships?” (via Zoom)

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A zoom invitation to this lecture will be forwarded to members The Mimbres of southwestern New Mexico and Paquime in northwestern Chihuahua are near each other with Mimbres ending around the time Paquime's rises to prominence. Not surprisingly, some have suggested a close relationship between the two with much of the Paquime population being displaced Mimbrenos. Paul Minnis, perhaps the only archaeologists to have worked extensively in both regions, discusses what he sees as the relationships. But first we need…

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September 2020

Karen R. Adams – “Food for Thought: The Deep History of Your Dinner”

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ENR2, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, 1064 E Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ United States
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Any five-year old will tell you where our food comes from...the grocery store! But behind that simple truth is an extremely long history of human efforts to modify wild plants to make them more manageable, better tasting, and eventually highly productive. Human efforts at plant domestication began over 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent and elsewhere.  People on most of the world's continents domesticated a wide range of above-ground and below-ground plant parts, ranging from the stalk a leaf…

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October 2020

Kelsey Hanson – “Technologies of Capturing Color: Paint Practice and its Analysis in the U.S. Southwest”

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ENR2, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, 1064 E Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ United States
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Examples of red archaeological paint cakes Examples of red archaeological paint cakes with Munsell color chart sheets                   The American Southwest is brilliantly colored. However, naturally occurring colors are not easily imparted into the material world. The ability to capture color from the natural world through paint requires deep cultural knowledge of geologic sources, processing requirements, and application techniques that remain severely understudied. In this lecture, I will contextualize paint practice as…

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Some Petroglyphs of Saguaro West

October 24 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am

photo by Lance K. Trask TRIP FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY Join us for an early morning hike to see the rock imagery in King Canyon and Javelina Wash. For the past two years an AAHS-affiliated group “The Rock Band” led by Janine Hernbrode has been recording the rock imagery in the Park. Janine will share the discoveries made by the group. The two sites are very different and this is a special opportunity to visit Javelina Wash normally off-limits…

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November 2020

Mimbres Sites and Pony Hill Petroglyphs

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - November 8 @ 5:00 pm
$10

  Join us for a trip to Silver City and the Mimbres Valley led by Mimbres scholar Pat Gilman. We will plan to spend Friday and Saturday nights in Silver City. For those who are able to arrive in Silver City  before 3:30, there is the option of visiting the Mimbres pottery collection (probably the largest on display in the world) at the Western New Mexico University Museum in Silver City. The Deming Luna Museum in Deming is also worth a…

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