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Pamela Pelletier


October 2019

Field Trip to Mesa Grande Cultural Park

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us Saturday October 19 at 10 AM for an exclusive tour of Mesa Grande Cultural Park with archaeologist Carla Booker. Located in Mesa, Arizona, this is the site of a group of Hohokam structures constructed during the Classic period. The ruins were occupied between AD 1100 and 1400 and were a product of the Hohokam civilization that inhabited the Salt River Valley. This is one of only two Hohokam mounds remaining in the metro Phoenix area, with the other…

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

October 21 @ 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 @ 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
Bates Mansion, 283 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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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
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February 2020

Steve Lekson – “Studying Southwestern Archaeology”

February 18, 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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