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October 2019

Patrick Lyons – The Davis Ranch Site: A Kayenta Immigrant Enclave in Southeastern Arizona

October 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A recently published book reports the results of Rex Gerald's 1957 excavations, sponsored by the Amerind Foundation, at the Davis Ranch Site, in southeastern Arizona's San Pedro River Valley. In this presentation, I will summarize Gerald's findings as well as the results of recent studies, placing Gerald's work in the context of what is currently known regarding the late thirteenth-century Kayenta diaspora and also the relationship between Kayenta immigrants and the Salado phenomenon. Data presented by Gerald and other contributors…

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November 2019

David Purcell – Seasons in the Sun: Experimental Time-lapse Photographic Documentation of Archaeoastronomic Sites

November 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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 Previous documentation of petroglyph panels with apparent archaeoastronomical associations at Horseshoe Mesa (WS834) in Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, raised questions about the recording methodologies. The solar effects had been documented only on solstices and equinoxes, using tightly cropped still photographs, “freezing” a moving event and removing the interaction from the context of the panel. This project sought to test the validity of this common approach by recording the daily sun and shadow interactions on petroglyph panels 39 and 50 at…

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December 2019

Holiday Party and Research Slam

December 9, 2019 @ 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

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

January 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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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

Steve Lekson – “Studying Southwestern Archaeology”

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ENR2, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, 1064 E Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ United States
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For over a century, archaeology got the history of the ancient Southwest wrong.  So argues Steve Lekson as he advocates for an entirely new approach – one that separates archaeological thought in the Southwest from its anthropological home and moves it to more historical ways of thinking.  Focusing on the enigmatic monumental center at Chaco Canyon, the presentation provides a historical analysis of how Southwest archaeology confined itself and how it can break out of those confines and proceed into…

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March 2020

CANCELLED – 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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CANCELLED – 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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CANCELLED – Janine Hernbrode – “Patterns in Petroglyphs. Hints of the Hohokam Cosmology on the Landscape”

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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Fifteen years of rock art recording on four major petroglyph sites in Southern Arizona has enabled assembly of motif details, drawings, and photographs of more than 16,000 glyphs located in landscapes with similar characteristics. By applying the scientific method to the collected and organized data, by working with ethnographic accounts and linguistic analysis by others, and by consulting with indigenous people, we have gained some understanding of, and identified threads of continuity between Native American belief systems and the rock…

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April 2020

POSTPONED – Harry Winters – “Casa Blanca Calendar Stick Record”

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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Due to the Coronavirus AAHS is temporarily cancelling its monthly lectures

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May 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

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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