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November 2019

Chihuahua Adventure – Paquime, Cueva de la Olla and more

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm MST

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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December 2019

The Late pre-Hispanic Era in the San Pedro Valley

December 7, 2019

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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January 2020

University Indian Ruins

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

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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February 2020

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

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm MST

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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August 2020

Archaeological Perishables Field Trip via Zoom – For AAHS Members Only

August 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST

Join other AAHS members for a virtual field trip through some of the Arizona State Museum’s (ASM) oldest, most fragile, and most important collections. This is an opportunity for AAHS members to experience some of the archaeological perishables curated at ASM, rarely seen by the public.  The perishables highlighted are part of the 35,000 items of basketry and woven fiber from around the U.S. Southwest and northwest Mexico, dating from about 7,000 years ago to today, that are cared for…

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September 2020

Virtual Tour of the Vander Wagen Collection at Amerind

September 19, 2020 @ 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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October 2020

Cancelled – Some Petroglyphs of Saguaro West

October 24, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - November 8, 2020 @ 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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December 2020

Video Field Trip to the ASM Pottery Vault

December 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm MST

Special Opportunity for AAHS Members Only AAHS@Home presents a close up tour of the renowned Arizona State Museum Pottery Vault with Dr. Patrick Lyons, ASM Director, Associate Professor of Anthropology, archaeologist and ceramics expert. In this pre-recorded tour Dr. Lyons will give an overview of the collection of 24,000 whole vessels housed in the vault.  The most complete specimen of the oldest kind of pottery yet found in the Tucson Basin is included in this collection as well as outstanding…

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February 2021

Enjoy the Rock Imagery of King Canyon on a Virtual Field Trip

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

This Field Trip is open to AAHS Members Only. You must pre-register for this event. You can do so by following this link. Take a virtual walk through King Canyon, a sacred location with a deep history now located in Saguaro National Park. Rock art researcher Janine Hernbrode will lead the tour with the help of the AAHS video team. Hernbrode and a group of volunteers called the “Rock Band” recorded this rock art in 2019. Archaic, Hohokam, and O’odham imagery…

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