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March 2020

CANCELLED – Used Book Sale

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

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 MST
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 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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August 2020

Archaeological Perishables Field Trip via Zoom – For AAHS Members Only

August 22 @ 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 @ 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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Karen R. Adams – “Food for Thought: The Deep History of Your Dinner”

September 21 @ 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 @ 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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