Join us in person at the Loft Cinema or on Zoom Tuesday, February 6, 2023, when Sarah Oas (Archaeology Southwest) will discuss “Archaeologies of Foodways and Cuisine.” This talk highlights the importance of food to our minds, bodies, and societies, and explores what archaeological approaches that center foodways and cuisine bring to the table in understanding life in the past. Drawing on several archaeological case studies from the Zuni/Cibola Region, this presentation will explore how the archaeology of kitchens, meals, and staple ingredients can expand our understanding of the importance of foods and foodways both in daily life and in processes of social change.
If you intend to join us in person at the Loft Cinema:
We gather at the Loft Cinema (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.) around 5:30 p.m. to visit and enjoy food and beverages. Programs begin at 6:00 p.m. in Theatre 1. Seating is open and unreserved. The Loft has plenty of free parking!
Archaeology Café is free. Guests are encouraged to purchase their own refreshments from The Loft’s impressive concession bar. Offerings include tamales, pizza, wraps, sandwiches, snacks, and a great selection of local beers and wines.
If you intend to join us on Zoom:
Space is limited, so register for free today at the link below to participate, and join in on the event date at 6:00 p.m. MST (what time is that compared to where I live?) through Zoom* on your preferred device. (To learn how to install Zoom, click here.) Preregistration is required before the event.
*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Even though you’ll be able to see and hear us during this live online event, we won’t be able to see or hear you—no need to change out of pajamas or hush a barking dog, come as you are! During the presentation, you are welcome to ask questions using the question-and-answer tool within Zoom Webinar.
Can’t make either?
No problem! About a week after each café, we’ll post videos of each presentation to the video archive on our website and to our YouTube channel. We’ll share links on our Facebook and Twitter and in our Preservation Archaeology Today and This Month at Archaeology Southwest email newsletters.
About Archaeology Café
Presented by Archaeology Southwest, a nonprofit organization that explores and protects heritage places while honoring their diverse values, Archaeology Café is an informal forum that brings lifelong learners together with experts.
About this season:
Nourishing Body, Soul, and Earth: Traditional Foods and Foodways
Savor recent developments in the understanding and practice of North America’s Traditional Foods and Foodways at the 2023–2024 season of Archaeology Café. From archaeological evidence of culinary practices to modern-day farming and food sovereignty, there will be something for every palate!
A wide variety of experts from zooarchaeologists to Indigenous dry-farmers will fill your hungry minds with the latest on the past, present, and future of culinary heritage. Come ready to pile your plate high with new knowledge about the social and ecological life of food, from production to preparation to consumption.
Join us at the Archaeology Café “table” the first Tuesday of each month from October through May. All presentations will take place on Zoom, and we have three hybrid events lined up—the December, January, and February meetings—which will be concurrently hosted at the iconic The Loft Cinema in Tucson.
Pull up a chair! We’ll see you there!
View the current Archaeology Café season postcard here.
This program was made possible by BMO, and by supporters like you.