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March 2020

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

March 16, 2020 @ 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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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, 2020 @ 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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Due to the Coronavirus AAHS is temporarily cancelling its monthly lectures

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May 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

May 19, 2020 @ 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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July 2020

Paul E. Minnis – “Mimbres and Paquimé Relationships?” (via Zoom)

July 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

LINK:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/79954472865 The Mimbres of southwestern New Mexico and Paquimé in northwestern Chihuahua are near each other with Mimbres ending around the time Paquimé rises to prominence. Not surprisingly, some have suggested a close relationship between the two with much of the Paquime population being displaced Mimbrenos. Paul Minnis, perhaps the only archaeologists to have worked extensively in both regions, discusses what he sees as the relationships. But first we need to  consider how differences in the archaeology of the…

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September 2020

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

September 21, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
Examples of red archaeological paint cakes with Munsell color chart sheets

This lecture will be presented via Zoom. This event is open to the public but you must pre-register.   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…

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November 2020

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

November 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

This zoom lecture is open to the public but you must pre-register. 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…

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January 2021

6th Annual AAHS Research Slam and Winter Party

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MST

This year’s  6th Annual Research Slam and Winter Party on January 11, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m. is shaping up to be a great event. To register follow this link bit.ly/ResSlam2020 . Nine slammers from around the Southwest will be competing to raise money for the AAHS Research and Travel Grant program. Check out our silent auction at BiddingOwl.com/ArizonaArchaeological. Bidding is open now and in addition to items you can bid on expert led private tours to Tumamoc Hill and Cocoraque Butte.…

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

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

This webinar is open to the public but you must pre-register. “…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…

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February 2021

Steven R. James – “Zooarchaeology at Pueblo Grande and the Origin of Chickens in the American Southwest (Or Why Did the Chickens Cross the Desert?)”

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

Preregistration Required at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pL_cPqmXQkGOtDKGFcfFzw In the late 1930s, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) crew under the direction of Albert H. Schroeder excavated Trash Mound No. 1, a Preclassic Colonial period deposit (A.D. 775-950) at the extensive Hohokam site of Pueblo Grande along the Salt River in Phoenix, Arizona. This material remained largely unanalyzed at the Pueblo Grande Museum for over 50 years, and results of the analysis are presented here. Comparisons are then made with a large Classic period (A.D.…

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