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Pamela Pelletier


November 2019

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

November 18 @ 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 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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April 2020

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

April 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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