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December 2019

The Late pre-Hispanic Era in the San Pedro Valley

December 7

TOUR FULL - WAITING LIST ONLY We will be visiting several sites in the northern (lower) San Pedro Valley between the Gila confluence at Winkelman and Benson (where I-10 crosses the river) which date between 700 and 1700 CE. The focus will be on the late pre-Hispanic period (1200-1450 CE). During this interval small groups of Kayenta from northeastern Arizona immigrated to the area and lived alongside local groups who built a number of platform mound villages. The multi-generational interaction…

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Holiday Party and Research Slam

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Archaeology Southwest, 300 N Ash Alley
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Our annual holiday potluck and research slam will be held at Archaeology Southwest this year. There is ample parking across the Franklin Ave opposite Ash Alley. Please bring a dish to share and plenty of cash to vote on your favorite presenter in the Research Slam. The drinks are on us. This year only those actually presenting will be eligible to win the slam. However, we have a new "Golddigger Award" for the person who raises the most money before…

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January 2020

University Indian Ruins

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The University Indian Ruin Archaeological Research District is located in the eastern Tucson Basin at the confluence of the Tanque Verde and Pantano washes where their combined flow forms the Rillito River. The 13-acre District is an archaeological preserve owned by the University of Arizona School of Anthropology.  It includes a central portion of a large Hohokam Classic period village and an adjacent complex of archaeological research facilities that was constructed in the 1930s.  The archaeological site was occupied primarily…

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Ron Parker – “Chasing Centuries: The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars across the Desert Southwest”

January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chasing Centuries is a one-of-a-kind travel-history presentation based up a recently published book of the same name (Sunbelt Publications -- Jan 2019) that takes the reader along on an exciting and little-known adventure at the crossroads of archaeology and botany. Travel with author Ron Parker as he explores the depth and duration of human/agave coevolution across the desert southwest, and discovers unusual agaves apparently associated with archaeological sites long since abandoned by residents of extinct ancient cultures. These agaves appear…

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February 2020

Northern Sonora: Cerro de Trincheras, La Playa, and Magdalena

February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020

On February 8 and 9, 2020, AAHS is offering a unique opportunity to visit and learn about the entire cultural sequence of human occupation in northern Sonora, from Paleoindian to Padre Kino.  Making our way across the international border we will visit the mission of San Ignacio before exploring the central plaza in Magdalena de Kino and see the final resting place of Father Eusebio Kino.  After spending a peaceful night in Magdalena, we will visit the archaeological landscape of…

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Steve Lekson – “Studying Southwestern Archaeology”

February 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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March 2020

Kelsey Hanson – TBD

March 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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April 2020

Harry Winters – “O’odham Place Names Based on Rocks and Minerals”

April 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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