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March 2020

Used Book Sale

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In conjunction with the Tucson Festival of Books we will once again be set up in front of the Arizona State Museum selling used books of all types. Lots of anthropology, fiction, art, history! Prices are extremely reasonable. Come stalk up! Ninety percent of the proceeds go to support the Arizona State Museum library  

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Used Book Sale

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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Used book sale continues

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

March 16 @ 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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April 2020

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

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ENR2, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, 1064 E Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ United States
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May 2020

Don Liponi – “The Prehistoric Rock Art of the Kumeyaay and Cahuilla Native American Shamans in the Southern California Deserts”

May 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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Archaeological evidence shows that Native Americans have lived in the Southern California desert for at least 12,000 years. They thrived using their skills in resource management and spiritual direction.  We do not believe that they had a written language, but they left us hundreds of paintings - spiritual communications that played a leading role in their villages and society. These ancient messages have been buffeted by the harsh desert landscape over the centuries. Recent technology has allowed us to resurrect these paintings…

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June 2020

Steve James – “Chicken Bones on Pueblo Grande”

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