– Hohokam Rock Art on Display in Phoenix: For a free, al fresco history display, newcomers to the Southeast Valley can head to South Mountain Park in Ahwatukee Foothills. A hike on one of its trails will reveal the petroglyphs, or ancient rock art, of the Hohokam people etched into the boulders.
– Pueblo Grande offers Aerial Photography Exhibit: A new exhibit at Pueblo Grande Museum gives Valley residents a unique perspective on ancient Hohokam ruins in the Valley as they existed more than 75 years ago — before rapid growth and development changed them forever. The new exhibit, “Flight Over Phoenix,” chronicles a 1930 aerial photograph expedition that produced more than 600 aerial photos of ancient Hohokam canals and ruin sites in the Phoenix area. The exhibit is cosponsored by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix-area Office.
– Rock Art Tour on Jan 14 (Las Vegas):Ancient people traveling across Southern Nevada left behind their marks. For those who wish to visit these treasures in the Las Vegas Valley’s back yard, the next tour is scheduled for Jan. 14, led by the executive director of the Nevada Rock Art Foundation.
http://tinyurl.com/dsypx – Las Vegas Sun
– Call for Papers – Coachella Valley Archaeological Symposium: Here is the official call for papers for the11th Annual Coachella Valley Archaeological Society Symposium. All professionals, students and anyone interested in presenting a 15 minute; 30 minute; or 1 hour presentation on any aspect of the Coachella Valley and environs’ archaeology or ethnography is encouraged to send their abstracts to the symposium coordinator at the above email address. This year’s symposium will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at College of the Desert’s Pollack Theatre. The theatre has state of the art AV equipment and will accommodate DVD demonstrations, PowerPoint, slides and overheads. Just let me know what you AV needs are. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to show us what you’re doing or share your data and/or interpretations. I have tried to notify as many people as possible using various email lists previously sent to me. If you know of anyone else who might be interested please pass on this information; if this is of no interest to you please forgive my nuisance. I look forward to hearing from you.
Ellen Hardy, Ph.D. Coordinator, CVAS Annual Symposium
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, COD
– Old Pueblo Archaeology Offers SE Arizona Tour: On Saturday January 7, 2006, “Fort Bowie, the Amerind Foundation Museum, and the Historic Cochise Hotel” fundraising tour with Dr. Stephen H. Buck, departing from Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 5100 W. Ina Road Bldg. 7, Tucson-Marana. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fee $89 ($71.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members) + $20 carpooling fuel share for those not driving. At Fort Bowie National Historic Site we’ll get a special ranger-guided, 2-hour walking tour of the ruins to learn about the history and the mystery. Then it’s off to Dragoon, Arizona, for a docent-guided tour of the Amerind Foundation Museum and Art Gallery, one of the finest collections of Native American artifacts and western art in the country. The piece de resistance of the trip will be a tour of the antique-laden Cochise Hotel in Cochise, Arizona, and dinner at the hotel. Advance reservations required: 520-798-1201.