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March 2022

Used Book Sale at Tucson Festival of Books

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm MST

During the Tucson Festival of Books we will be set up on the lawn in front of the Arizona State Museum with lots of new archaeology books as well as fiction and non-fiction offerings. As always 90% of the proceeds go to support the Arizona State Museum library. The sale will continue on Sunday. Sunday from 1-3 pm all remaining books will be half price.

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Used Book Sale – Sunday Afternoon 1/2 Price Sale

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST

During the Tucson Festival of Books we will be set up on the lawn in front of the Arizona State Museum with lots of new archaeology books as well as fiction and non-fiction offerings. As always 90% of the proceeds go to support the Arizona State Museum library. Sunday from 1-3 pm all remaining books will be half price! Come stock up.

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Wade Campbell – Exploring the Rise of Navajo Pastoralism in the (Peri)Colonial US Southwest

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

ALL AAHS LECTURES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT YOU MUST PREREGISTER. TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.   The rise of a pastoral tradition among early Diné (Navajo) communities in the American Southwest circa AD 1700 represents an important turn in the history of the region. Recent work including an ethnoarchaeological study of contemporary Diné herding practices and a systematic study of Gobernador Phase (AD 1626-1776) Navajo sites in Dinétah, the traditional Navajo homeland in northwest New Mexico, provide new data…

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April 2022

Goat Camp Ruin Zoom Tour

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST

Join archaeologist Scott Wood for a virtual tour of Goat Camp Ruin, located within the Town of Payson, Arizona, a relatively small but well preserved prehistoric village containing 25+ surface rooms of both full height stone masonry and jacal walls on stone foundations, a central plaza, a number of stone retaining walls and check dams, a large, partial enclosing retaining wall, an earlier (buried) pithouse component, and several roasting pits that are probably Apache. There is also an Apache reoccupation…

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Steve Plog – Exploring the Many Interpretations of Chaco

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

ALL AAHS LECTURES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT YOU MUST PREREGISTER. TO REGISTER CLICK HERE. Multiple interpretations have been proposed to explain what has been referred to as the “Chaco Phenomenon,” defined primarily by the construction of large masonry great houses and roads in Chaco Canyon. I briefly discuss the history of research in Chaco and consider some of the ways the long period of excavations and our understanding of the earliest excavations, has impacted our perception of Chaco…

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Santa Cruz de Terrenate

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

Dr. Deni Seymour will lead us on a tour of Santa Cruz de Terrenate, the best-preserved example of three presidios (forts) established in what is now the southern Arizona by the Spanish colonial government. The objective was to provide the missions, settlers, and Christianized Native Americans of New Spain military protection from Apaches and other mobile Natives by forming a line of presidios along the frontier, so as to enclose the area under Spanish control. Santa Cruz presidio was founded on a steep…

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May 2022

A Guided Walk through Iron Horse National Register Historic District

May 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am MST

Since soon after the pandemic began, Drs. John Douglass and Sarah Herr have walked a different Tucson neighborhood almost every Saturday morning. Early on, they focused on the nearly 40 (!) listed National Register Historic Districts in the Old Pueblo, and once they exhausted that list, they have been walking other neighborhoods. Come and walk with John and Sarah through the Iron Horse Historic District, located immediately north of downtown Tucson. The neighborhood’s architectural styles span the entire early history…

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Fabiola E. Silva – “Hechizas: A History of Looting and Ceramic Fakes in Northwest Chihuahua”

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

This lecture will be presented simultaneously in person in Tucson and to you at home through Zoom. You choose the option that works for you! If participating virtually registration is required.  Use this link: https://bit.ly/2022MaySilvaREG-W If attending in person meet at this location: University of Arizona Environmental Resources Bldg. # 2 Room 107 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ 85719 . No registration required. Parking is easy!  The 6th Street Parking Garage borders ENR2 to the east and there is a surface…

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June 2022

Classic Northern Sinagua Sites – Flagstaff

June 11 - June 12

 Immerse yourself in Sinagua and Southwestern history while spending a day and a half in Flagstaff with Coconino National Forest Service Archaeologist Peter Pilles. On Saturday we will visit Elden Pueblo (65 room excavated pueblo, Hopi ancestral site, Elden phase 1150-1250, type site, dug by Fewkes), Turkey Hill Pueblo (22 room pueblo, Turkey Hill phase type site, 1250-1300, dug by Cummings & Haury),  Winona Village (several clusters of pithouses arranged around trash mound & ball court, type sites of Angell/Winona/Padre…

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Steve Tomka, Strong Foundations and Promising Futures: Collaborative Efforts Between the Professional and Avocational Archaeological Community

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST

This lecture is now being offered VIRTUALLY ONLY through AAHS@Home and Zoom.  We have had to cancel the in-person option. Pre-registration is required:  Use this link: https://bit.ly/2022JuneTomkaREG   This presentation will provide a brief history of the collaborative endeavors forged between professional and avocational archaeologists over the last few decades of archaeological research. It will highlight some successes that stand out as positive examples and will outline some future directions that could be pursued to strengthen cooperative relationships between professional…

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