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June 2019

Archaeological Fakes and Frauds in Arizona and Beyond by Dr. Matt Peeples

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Depictions of archaeology in popular culture are full of dubious tales of ancient extraterrestrials, lost civilizations, giants, and widespread scientific conspiracy. In this talk, I will explore such fantastic claims focusing in particular on a few popular claims here in our own backyard in Arizona. My goal is not to simply “debunk” these claims (though I will do that too) but to further explore how and why pseudoscientific claims take hold in the popular imagination and what we can do about it. Are such claims just silly fun…

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Field Trips are on Summer Hiatus

June 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The AAHS field trip season has ended for this year but our 2019-20 field trip committee (Pamela Pelletier, Katherine Cerino, Chris Sugnet, Paul Minnis and Ric Storrock) is busy planning next year’s adventures. A fall highlight is a planned 4 day trip to Chihuahua led by Casas Grandes scholar Paul Minnis which will include visits to Paquime and Valley of the Caves. Information will be published on our website and in Glyphs as it becomes available. If you have ideas…

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July 2019

Aaron Wright – A Renewed Study of a Patayan Walk-In Well on the Ranegras Plain in Far-Western Arizona

July 15 @ 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 Patayan cultural tradition is one of the least understood archaeological constructs in the Greater Southwest. While recognized nearly 90 years ago as a distinct assemblage of material culture traits centered on the lower Colorado River, research has always been hampered by poor chronological control. Few Patayan archaeological sites have been excavated, and of those even fewer have yielded contexts amenable to absolute dating (i.e., radiocarbon, archaeomagnetic). A dearth of stratified contexts compounds the problem. Archaeologists have long heralded a…

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August 2019

Pecos Conference – No Lecture

August 8 - August 11

The first Pecos Conference was inspired and organized by A.V. Kidder in 1927 at Pecos Pueblo. Many leaders in the field of archaeology were in attendance. At this first meeting, collaborations led to the first widely-accepted cultural classification system for the Southwest. This classification system and the conference have continued until today. Open to all, the Pecos Conference remains an important and superlative opportunity for students and students of prehistory to meet with professional archaeologists on a one-on-one informal basis…

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October 2019

Used Book Sale

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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Annual fall used book sale to support the ASM Library. Hundreds of books at very low prices. Lots of archaeology, anthropology, art, history and even a novel or two.    

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Used Book Sale Continues

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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November 2019

Chihuahua Adventure – Paquime, Cueva de la Olla and more

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm

Paquimé, previously known as Casas Grandes, was one of the largest and most influential communities in the ancient U.S. Southwest and northwestern Mexico and is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Excavations by the Amerind Foundation and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia reveal a thriving community with many multi-storied room blocks, ballcourts, ritual mounds, and enormous amount of exotic goods, like macaw parrots, copper, and marine shell. We will visit Paquimé and its world-class museum. The trip will be led…

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