Hester Davis Passes
We mourn the recent passing of Hester Davis, considered a national treasure by the archaeological community. She served as the Arkanas State Archaeologist from the creation of the position, in 1967, until her retirement in 1999. For many years, she also taught Public Archaeology at the University of Arkanas, retiring as full professor. In addition to being a pioneering archaeologist in the American Southeast, Hester Davis was a tireless advocate for the preservation of America’s cultural legacy. http://bit.ly/17bVEOk – The Archaeological Conservancy
Lecture Opportunity – Cave Creek
On January 14th Ken Zoll will present a talk on the Billingsley Hopi Dancers. The presentation will be held at the Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society’s monthly meeting, January 14,, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the community building (Maitland Hall) at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 6502 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 (near the Dairy Queen). http://bit.ly/1aYMEY2 – Desert Foothils Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society
Lecture Opportunity – Phoenix
On January 7th at 7:30 PM Ken Zoll will present a Pueblo Grande Museum Lecture entitled Ancient Native American Astronomical Practices at the Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St. http://bit.ly/1tJcgY6 – Archaeological Institute of America
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Dr. Laurie Webster, Textile Scholar and Researcher; Author, Collecting the Weaver’s Art: The William Claflin Collection of Southwestern Textiles who will give a lecture Re-Excavating the Past: Latest Research on Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeast Utah in Museum Collections on January 5 at 6pm at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe (New Mexico Room) as part of the annual Ancient Sites Ancient Stories I Lecture Series held to honor and acknowledge the people of Picuris Pueblo. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary. Seating is limited. Contact Connie Eichstaedt, tel: 505 466-2775; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://bit.ly/YhJddr– Southwest Seminars
Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Former Governor Paul Tosa, Jemez Pueblo Tribal Council Member and Historian who will give a lecture: Jemez Pueblo’s Ancestral Homeland: What I Learned From My Grandfather on January 12 at 6pm at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe (New Mexico Room) as part of the annual Ancient Sites Ancient Stories I Lecture Series held to honor and acknowledge the people of Picuris Pueblo. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary. Seating is limited. Contact Connie Eichstaedt, tel: 505 466-2775; email: email@example.com; http://bit.ly/YhJddr– Southwest Seminars
Tour Opportunity – Ventana Cave
On January 31 archaeologist Allen Dart leads Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave carpooling educational tour departing from Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson. Arizona State Museum excavations directed by archaeologists Emil Haury and Julian Hayden in Ventana Cave, a Tohono O’odham Nation National Historic Landmark site, recovered evidence for human occupation from around 10,000 years ago into historic times, including pictographs, and there are petroglyphs outside the cave. Fee $35 ($28 for Old Pueblo and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members). Reservations are required by January 28: 520-798-1201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture Opportunity – Winslow
The Homolovi Chapter of AAS (Arizona Archaeological Society) is pleased to present Dennis and Sky Roshay on Wednesday, 14 January, at 7 p.m. at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (Historic Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post), 523 W. Second St, Winslow, AZ, with a talk and slideshow of the rock art of the Arizona Strip. For question or further information, call Sky Roshay at 928-536-3307. You can also join us for dinner at 5 p.m. at the Historic La Posada Turquoise Room (on your own tab).