– Lecture on Hohokam Culture at Casa Grande National Monument: Thursday, January 26th. “Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians” free slide-illustrated presentation at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, 1100 Ruins Dr., Coolidge, Arizona. Cosponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Archaeologist Allen Dart illustrates artifacts, architecture, and other material culture of the ancient Hohokam Indians and items, and discusses archaeological interpretations of how these people tamed the Sonoran Desert for centuries before their culture mysteriously disappeared. No reservations required: For meeting details contact Alan Stanz in Coolidge at 520-723-3172
– Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. Condemns San Francisco Peak Ruling: In some of his strongest sentiments to date, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., has equated a U.S. district judge’s recent decision regarding the San Francisco Peaks to the federal extermination policies of the late 19th Century. Shirley said that to Navajos and other Native Americans, U.S. District Judge Paul Rosenblatt’s ruling to allow expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl ski area and the use of reclaimed effluent to make artificial snow harkens back to the policies of U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
– Employment Opportunity: The Division of Conservation Archaeology (DCA) of the San Juan County Museum Association (SJCMA) is accepting applications for one permanent Supervisory Archaeologist position and one temporary Crew Member position. Applicants for both positions will be required to walk/hike in often difficult terrain under all weather conditions, carry a heavy backpack, and perform lifting chores. Applicants for the Supervisory Archaeologist position must have or be able to obtain a New Mexico drivers license. See
Http://www.cdarc.org/sat/dca_job.doc – ms word format.
– Pima College and Old Pueblo Archaeology Offer Tour of O’odham Nation. Tuesday January 24, 2006 “Central Tohono O’odham Nation: People and Archaeology” Pima Community College study tour ST146, CRN 60810D, via passenger van departing from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $69. Archaeologist Allen Dart leads van tour to Ventana Cave archaeological site and rock art, villages in the Santa Rosa, Kaka, and Quijotoa valleys, Tohono O’odham government complex in Sells, and a reservation trading post. Bring a lunch and water. Advance reservations required: 520-206-6468 (Pima Community College, Tucson)