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September 2020

Virtual Tour of the Vander Wagen Collection at Amerind

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST

AAHS@Home in collaboration with the Amerind Museum brings you a virtual tour of one of the largest and best documented A:shiwi (Zuni) and Diné (Navajo) jewelry collections in the world.  The Vander Wagen collection at the Amerind Museum includes thousands of jewelry pieces made by artisans and masters from the late 19th through 20th century.  Learn stories behind some of the pieces and discover how they were made. Feast your eyes on pieces currently on exhibit and those rarely seen…

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

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

This Zoom lecture is free and open to the public but you must pre-register. 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…

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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 MST
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 a technology. The production of paint is a sequence of combining colorants and binders—the recipes for which are remarkably diverse. Few have ventured to investigate…

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Cancelled – Some Petroglyphs of Saguaro West

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

photo by Lance K. Trask TRIP is POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 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…

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November 2020

Cancelled – Mimbres Sites and Pony Hill Petroglyphs

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - November 8 @ 5:00 pm MST

This trip is postponed due to COVID -19. We will reschedule when prudent. 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…

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Jeffrey H. Altschul – “Using the Past as a Bridge to the Future”

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

There is a rising call for science to confront head-on problems facing society. Discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, Marcia McNutt (2020), President of the National Academy of Sciences, stated simply “Society is depending on science to deliver us from this health, social, and economic crisis.” She went on to argue that science needs to be actionable—provide results to policy makers in a timely and understandable manner—and strategic—focused not just on the immediate crisis but the long term. Many sciences have answered…

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January 2021

John D. Speth – “The Beginnings of Plains-Pueblo Interaction—The View from Southeastern New Mexico”

January 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - April 19, 2021 @ 8:30 pm MST

“…the people follow the cows, hunting them and tanning their skins to take to the settlements in the winter to sell, since they go there to pass the winter, each company going to those which are nearest, some to the settlements at Cicuye , others toward Quivira, and others to the settlements which are situated in the direction of Florida. They travel like the Arabs, with their tents and troops of dogs loaded with poles and having Moorish pack-saddles with…

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February 2021

Steve James – “Chicken Bones on Pueblo Grande”

February 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
ENR2, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, 1064 E Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ United States
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March 2021

John Roney – TBA

March 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
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April 2021

Lisa Young – TBA

April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
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