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EVENT: Ancient Tucson: New Views of the First Farming Villages, 2100 B.C.–A.D. 50
DATE/TIME: September 2, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ.
At our inaugural Archaeology Café meeting, Dr. Mabry shared evidence of the first farming villages in the region. He discussed the importance of Rio Nuevo archaeology and the discovery of Early Agricultural period settlements along the Santa Cruz River.
ABOUT SPEAKER JONATHAN MABRY
Archaeologist Jonathan Mabry has lived in southern Arizona for over 25 years. Dr. Mabry’s excavations along the Santa Cruz River uncovered the earliest known pottery, canals, and ceremonial buildings in the Southwest, and extended the history of agriculture in the Santa Cruz Valley back to 4,000 years ago. Jonathan has written extensively on the archaeology and agricultural history of southern Arizona, and he helped write the Feasibility Study for the proposed Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. He currently manages archaeology and historic preservation for the City of Tucson, and he serves as Board Chairman of the non-profit Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance.