Western Pueblo “Four Mile Polychrome” bowl

Many different peoples have contributed to making Arizona such a unique and fascinating cultural place. In this second of two presentations (continuing from Oct. 4) archaeologist Allen Dart summarizes and interprets the development of early village life in Arizona after 500 CE. His talk begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room.

This session focuses on the Ancestral Puebloans who created northern Arizona’s magnificent pueblos and splendid pottery; east-central Arizona’s Mogollon-Western Pueblo tradition; the Hohokam who created red-on-buff ceramics and seashell ornaments and were master irrigators of the Sonoran Desert; the Patayan peoples of western Arizona and eastern California; and the Sinagua lifeway of the Flagstaff and Middle Verde Valley areas.

Dart also will discuss the connections between Southwestern archaeology and our Arizona’s historical Native American, European, Mexican, African, and Asian peoples.

Dart stresses that you don’t have to attend the first lecture on Oct. 4 to enjoy this second part of his two-lecture series.

Allen Dart

Dart has worked full-time and volunteered as a professional archaeologist in New Mexico and Arizona since 1975, for government, private companies, and nonprofit organizations.

He is employed full-time as an archaeologist for the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service. He also is the volunteer Executive Director of Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a Tucson not-for-profit organization that he founded in 1993 to provide educational and scientific programs in archaeology and culture.

Posted by Mike Maharry, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at info@arizonasenioracademy.org or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org.

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

Early Arizonans Refine Pueblos, Pottery and Irrigation: October 2017
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