E _Charles_Adams_cropUniversity of Arizona Archaeologist E. Charles Adams has studied ancient Hopi communities near Winslow, Ariz., for several decades. His work, according to American Archeology magazine, “is a fine example of how archaeology can make an ancient place and people come alive.”

He will talk about these communities and the Hopi culture at the Arizona Senior Academy Wednesday afternoon (5/29). Entitled “New Knowledge from Old Sites: Hopi history at Homol’ovi,” his lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the ASA building.

The name Homol’ovi means place of small hills or buttes. The seven communities in the Homol’ovi area (now a state park near Winslow) were variously occupied from 1260 to 1400, then moved to the Hopi mesas where their descendants live today.

Adams is curator of archaeology at the Arizona State Museum and professor of anthropology at UA.  He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado where his dissertation research focused on small Native American settlements east of Mesa Verde.

After receiving his Ph.D. in 1975, he joined the staff of the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff and led an archaeological project at the First Mesa Village, Walpi.

“That project sparked the deep interest and appreciation I have for the Hopi people and culture today,” Adams said.

Submitted by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer

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Speaker Makes Hopi History ‘Come Alive’: May 2013
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