Sacred Objects Treated with Respect on the Trip Home to Hopi and Apache
Two dozen ceremonial items bought last year at auction in France are set to return to Arizona in a way that pays reverence to the beliefs of American Indian tribes… That means shipping the sacred items free of plastics, bubble wrap or other synthetic material that would be suffocating. The items also should face the direction of the rising sun, have space to breathe, and be spoken to during their journey. http://yhoo.it/1fLaAzz – Associated Press via Yahoo.Com
Arizona State University Scientists Present an Archaeological Perspective on Climate Shock and Food Security
What role does pre-existing vulnerabilities play for people who experience a climate shock? Does it amplify the effects of the climate shock or is effect negligible? Four Arizona State University archaeologists are looking into this as part of an international team examining how people can be most resilient to climate change when it comes to food security.
http://bit.ly/1fe9UBZ – Science Codex
Mimbres Households on Tap for the Next Tucson Archaeology Café
On March 4, 2014, Dr. Peggy Nelson will speak about The Lives of People and Houses — Mimbres and Beyond. We gather after 5:00 p.m., and presentations begin around 6:00 p.m. Seating is open and unreserved, but limited. Share tables and make new friends! The event is free. Please support our hosts at Casa Vicente (375 S. Stone Avenue) by ordering refreshments from the menu.
Call for Nominations for the Arizona Governor’s Awards in Public Archaeology
Each year, the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission recognizes individuals and/or programs that have contributed time and energy to promoting the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona’s non-renewable archaeological resources. If you know of someone that deserves special recognition for their efforts in Arizona archaeology, please complete the nomination form found at http://bit.ly/1fuab8n. Deadline for Nominations is April 15, 2014. Any questions or to submit forms, please feel free to contact Kris Dobschuetz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-542-7141.
Lecture Opportunities – Coolidge AZ
Join Casa Grande Ruins National Monument for two exciting upcoming lectures. On Wednesday February 26th, at Noon, Dr. Kyle Woodson will present, The Impact of Flooding on Hohokam Canal Irrigation Agriculture. Dr. Woodson will focus his presentation on the middle Gila River Valley. On March 5th, Dr. Gary Huckleberry will present, Geoarchaeological Aspects of Pre-Hispanic Water Control and Management in Arizona. The lectures will take place at the Casa Grande Ruins visitor center located at 1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ. For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/cagr, or call (520) 723-3172.
Lecture Opportunity – Cortez
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present Linda Honeycutt on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00 PM at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street, Cortez, CO to discuss Seven Basketmaker III Black-on-white Bowl Motifs. Honeycutt’s presentation will focus on the definition of seven Basketmaker III Black-on-white bowl motifs. Each motif is derived from a photographic data base of approximately 1,200 ceramics from approximately 60 Basketmaker III sites in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.
Lecture Opportunity – Glendale
The public is invited to a free lecture by Niel Weintraub on Kaibab National Forest Heritage Program offered by the Agua Fria Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 12, 2014 at the West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 5904 W. Cholla St., Glendale, AZ (off 59th Avenue, south of Cactus). Membership in the Society is not required. The Agua Fria Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society also offers classes and field trips. Check the website at http://bit.ly/1eA56Zn. For more information contact Tim Cullison, 602-863-9744, email@example.com.
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Dr. Rebecca Flowers will present Evidence For An Ancient Grand Canyon: 70 Million Years Old on February 24 at 6pm at Hotel Santa Fe as part of Southwest Seminars’ Ancient Sites Ancient Stories Lecture Series held to honor and acknowledge the work of the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary and refreshments are served. Contact Connie Eichstaedt for information: tel: 505 466-2775 email: southwest firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://bit.ly/YhJddr
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Dr. Frances Levine will present Frontier Battles and Massacres: An Historical and Archaeological Perspective on March 3 at 6pm at Hotel Santa Fe as part of Southwest Seminars’ Ancient Sites Ancient Stories Lecture Series held to honor and acknowledge the work of the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary and refreshments are served. Contact Connie Eichstaedt for information: tel: 505 466-2775 email: southwest email@example.com website: http://bit.ly/YhJddr